Timothy Faust: Recpath hazards | SummitDaily.com

Timothy Faust: Recpath hazards

Timothy Faust

After reading some of the responses to my letter about personal responsibility, I wanted to clarify a couple of things. My point wasn’t that because I choose to ride the recpath fast or draft (which is not against the rules, but not riding single-file is,) that other users should yield to me. That is not the case, and my riding partners and I always yield to other recpath users. My point is that everyone who uses the recpath sees people who use it in a different way as a hazard. I see groups walking two or three abreast, or using the wrong lane, as the single biggest hazard on the recpath. Other people see fast cyclists or longboarders as a bigger danger.

My point was that regardless of the type of recreation, it is respect and responsibility that make the path safe for everyone, not the mode of transportation.

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