Trail Etiquette

Bicyclist on MPEC Trail
Trail use is a wonderful way to enjoy the benefits of healthy exercise and enjoy looking at the beautiful scenery in our parks and along our stream corridors. To permit the highest level of safety and enjoyment for all please observe the following etiquette and ordinances.

  1. Etiquette suggests using the right side of the trail with higher speed trail users passing slower trail users at an appropriate speed on the left side of the trail by giving sufficiently advanced notice audible to the slower trail user, such as, “Passing on the left”.
  2. Trail users riding bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, and roller blades shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians (Ord. 82-69).
  3. Dogs shall be controlled by a leash at all times and when passing other trail users dogs shall be controlled so as not to be able to reach or disturb fellow trail users (Ord. 14-236). Dogs shall be licensed (Ord. 14-66). Dog excreta shall be immediately removed (Ord. 14-8). Dogs shall not be permitted to make an unreasonable disturbance to trail users by barking (Ord. 14-7).
  4. Motorized vehicles and horses are not allowed on trails with the exception of authorized City vehicles and motorized wheelchairs (Ord. 82-58).
  5. Posting signs and marking trail pavement is prohibited (Ord. 82-63).
  6. Wildlife along trails shall not be tormented (Ord. 14-382).
  7. Flowers, shrubs, and trees along trails within parks shall not be disturbed (Ord. 82-59).
  8. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on trails within parks (Ord. 82-68).
  9. Trails within parks are closed from midnight to 5:00 a.m. (Ord. 82-67).
  10. Please report any observed violations immediately to the Police Department at 761-7792.
Happy Trails!