COVID-19 Trail Safety: Maintain 6 ft. distance, travel single file and at a safe speed, and don't block the trail.

Roseville’s trails are a great place for fun, recreation and transportation. Please remember to Share the Trail whether you're on foot or on wheels. 

Similar to other trails in our region and around the country, bicyclists keep to the right lane, except when passing. Pedestrians keep to the left lane so they aren't surprised by cyclists approaching from behind in the same lane. It's especially helpful when one can't hear well or is wearing headphones. This also follows rules used when traveling along roadways—walk facing oncoming traffic and bike on the right.

Watch this brief video.



You'll notice more Share the Trail signs and pavement markings gradually added around Roseville. These show the travel direction for pedestrians and bicyclists. 

Trail Signs

sign


Trail Markings

Trail Markings 

 

Safety Tips

All Users

  • Be Aware, Look and Listen
    • Avoid sudden movements and act predictably.
    • Establish eye contact when passing.
    • Look before switching lanes or directions of travel.
    • Avoid covering both ears with headphones as it can be difficult to hear what's going on around you -- this is the law for bicyclists.
  • Don't Block the Trail
    • Avoid stopping in the middle of the trail, on bridges, or on other narrow areas of the trail.
    • When you need to stop, move to the edge of the trail or trail shoulder.
    • Leave room for others to pass.
    • Spectators at sporting events should not use the trail for seating.

Pedestrians

  • Pedestrians Keep Left. Directing pedestrians to the left side is beneficial because:
    • When pedestrians are on the right side of the trail they can't see or hear bicyclists approaching from behind.
    • It allows pedestrians to see oncoming bicyclists, which assists successful negotiation of the passing movement through eye contact, body language, signals, and verbal communication.
    • In the future, some Roseville trails will connect to trails in other jurisdictions that already guide pedestrians to walk on the left side.
    • Walking on the left side of the trail is similar to the vehicle code requirement that pedestrians walk on the left side of a road to face oncoming traffic.

  • Don't Block the Trail by traveling no more than two abreast and leaving room for others to pass. *During the COVID-19 pandemic, please travel single file when necessary*

Bicyclists, Rollerbladers & Skaters

  • Travel at a Safe Speed, Bikes Yield to Pedestrians
    • Slower traffic has the right of way.
    • Slow down at bridges, tight turns, intersections, and when approaching others.
    • Keep right unless passing.
    • Slow down when passing.
    • Use audible warnings when passing.
    • Use lights when dark.
  • Don't Block the Trail
    • Bicycle single file, especially near bridges, tight turns, intersections, and when approaching others.
  • Always Wear a Helmet

Dog Walkers

Keep dogs under control and on leash: dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet
  • Dog owners must clean up after dogs
  • Dogs must remain on the trail at all times and are not permitted in open space or preserve areas.

Background

The Share the Trail etiquette guidelines were reviewed by the Parks & Recreation Commission at the June 14, 2010 meeting and the Transportation Commission at the June 15, 2010 meeting. The trail sign and messaging are based on public survey input and guidelines on other regional trails.