Collingwood's 60+ kilometers of trails are popular with residents and visitors alike, but the Town of Collingwood wants to make sure that all trail users are familiar with common trail etiquette.
"Generally trail users are respectful of each other, and everyone is able to enjoy the trails, whether they're walking, cycling or jogging," said Manager of Parks, Wendy Martin. "There are some occasions where users may not be sure of the proper way to pass pedestrians while on a bike, and we hope these signs will be a reminder to share the trail with all users."
Four signs promoting different aspects of trail etiquette will be posted throughout the trail system, and will be moved periodically to help share the message with all users.
The signs include the following four reminders of proper trail etiquette:
Pedestrians always have the right of way
Stay to the right of the trail
Sound a warning
Do not block the trail
The Collingwood Trails encompass more that 60 kilometres of recreational trails for cyclists, walkers, joggers, skiers, and snowshoers. There's a trail leading to every major point of interest in the Town including the beaches of Sunset Point, the scenic lookout at Millennium Park, the tranquil gardens of the Arboretum, the historic Station Museum, and Collingwood Downtown.
For more information on the Collingwood Trails, including an online version of the popular Trail Map, visit this link.