Learn to share the Summit County recpath safely (letter)
Walking the so-called shared recpath from the east end of the Dillon Reservoir dam towards Frisco was a very hazardous undertaking — despite very clearly worded yellow caution signs along the way.
Cyclists were less worrisome to walkers/runners when approaching them from the front. The main concerns being the excessive speed of the riders and/or the cyclists riding two abreast in the narrow lanes while crossing the dam. A slight distraction by a rider, walker, or runner could result in a tragedy and loss of life.
Cyclists should give loud and timely warning when approaching walkers/runners/riders from the rear. Cyclists would do well to give loud and timely warning as to the number of riders in the group approaching from the rear, and what side they are approaching on.
Walkers/runners have the responsibility to acknowledge the warnings from riders by perhaps raising an extended arm straight above their head.
If the Town of Dillon is responsible for maintaining the pavement markings on the recpath — or if that responsibility lies with another party — please take note of this present need and do so ASAP. Perhaps a few more “Shared Rec Path” signs in this particular location would improve the safety and courtesy of all.
Our family has been enjoying vacationing in Summit County for 30 years and look forward to many more years of doing so in safety and with courtesy.
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