- Rules of the Trail
- Safe Routes to School
- Oceanside Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety page link
- Risk management principles for trails and outdoor recreation
Trail safety concerns:
- open lines of sight to eliminate user conflict
- getting lost
- venomous snakes
- poisonous plants
- ticks, and mosquitoes
- tripping hazards
- hypothermia and altitude sickness…thank goodness these are not problems we face in Oceanside!
Some Cases Against Bike Paths, or how/where not to put them: link
If you leave the trail for the street:
|Class I – off-street paved bike paths
|Class II – on-street striped and signed bicycle lanes
|Class III – on-street shared-lane signed bicycle routes
|Off-street paths are facilities on a separate right-of-way from roadways, and are usually shared by bicyclists and pedestrians. Shared paths are recreational facilities and should not be used as high-speed bikeways, as the safety of the other non-motorized users must be considered.
|Bicycle lanes are on-street facilities that use painted stripes and stencils to delineate the right of way assigned to bicyclists and motorists, and to provide for more predictable movements by each.
|Bicycle routes are signed on-street facilities that accommodate vehicles and bicycles in the same travel lane. Bicycles are permitted on most roadways; however, for safety purposes, signed bicycle routes are often found on streets with lower speeds and traffic volumes.
Bike Lanes and Paths: A Primer