As spring arrives, the City of Cedar Falls is reminding users to practice safe etiquette when out enjoying the local trails.
"We are excited that people are anxious to get outside and spend time on the great Cedar Falls trails," said Amanda Huisman, Communications Specialist for the City of Cedar Falls. "With increased traffic, however, we want to remind everyone that the trails are multi-use and home to a number of activities. This includes bikers, joggers, dog walkers, and families with small children."
"With trail curves, it can be easy for a child to run ahead and a biker may not see them before it is too late. It is important for families to keep their children directly in their sights and teach them the importance of pedestrian safety including giving space for bikers. Bikers should also be constantly practicing basic trail decorum including keeping to the right and calling out when passing."
Cedar Falls is home to over 100 miles of hard-surfaced, multi-use trails, an abundance of soft trails, and emerging water trails. To help all users enjoy the areas safely, please abide by the following guidelines to limit opportunities for injuries:
- Stay on designated trails
- Keep dogs under control and on a leash of six feet or less
- Help keep the trails clean and preserved
- Bikers must wear a helmet
- Bikers must keep to the right and call out when passing
To learn more about the Cedar Falls trails, visit https://www.cedarfallstourism.org/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/trails/.