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So that everyone can enjoy the trail safely, here are a few guidelines for trail users:
  • Stay to the right.
  • Bicyclists should yield to walkers.
  • To avoid conflicts with other users, pass to the left, announcing, "Passing on your left" before you overtake slower moving traffic.
  • Please avoid stopping and blocking the path. Step off to the side if you wish to talk or stop for any other reason.
  • Leash all pets. "Curb" your dogs.
  • Please dispose of all trash properly. This is your trail. Keep it clean.
  • Poison ivy and poison oak are common along many Illinois trails. Avoid contact with plants unless you’re certain of their species.
  • Finally, bicyclists should wear a helmet. Three out of four bicyclist fatalities are due to head injuries--most of which could have been avoided if the bicyclist had been wearing a helmet. In-line skaters should also wear safety equipment.
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