HOW TO USE A MULTI-USE PATHWAY
We have so many great multi-use pathways (MUPs) around the city and in our ward now so I thought it would be the perfect time to give everyone some points on MUP etiquette. I want to make sure that the pathways are safe and comfortable for everyone to use, whether you are on a bike or on foot.
Did you know that other pathway users appreciate knowing you are coming up behind them when you are riding your bike?
When approaching other path users, shoulder check and signal to let cyclists behind you know you plan to pull out.
- Slow down, and give a little ding of your bell when you are well back so you don't startle anyone
- Wait until you have room to safely get past
- Give a full lane and pass on the left
Be mindful that not everyone has;
- Perfect hearing
- Perfect pets
- Children that walk in perfectly straight lines!
When passing in busy parks like Mooney's Bay or Britannia Beach, slow to a walking speed, and watch for children wandering across the path.
I hope these tips help make everyone's time on our MUP's a great experience!