Road Safety and Courtesy
Rules of the road" apply equally
Skaters and Cyclists.
Skaters & Cyclists:
When using multi-purpose paths and bike lanes, should keep
right and be alert for other bike and other skater traffic approaching from
When overtaking walkers, runners, skaters and cyclists,
courtesy and safety dictate that you warn people as you are overtaking them.
Indicate your intention to pass by calling out
loudly and in enough time for the person ahead of you to move to the right.
The most common phrase is "On your left". The person being
warned should acknowledge with some type of wave of the left hand,
indicating that he/she has heard and is complying.
Both parties should allow enough room for safe
passage. Skating or cycling side by side should only be allowed where it
is safe to do so and is never a good idea in a standard width bike lane.
In all cases a "Thank You", by the person
being overtaken, will go a long way toward creating a good relationship
between fellow athletes.