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Rules and Etiquette

Share the PathTo ensure the safety and enjoyment of all users, please observe the following courtesy code:

On Shared Pathways

  • Ride, walk or jog in a predictable manner.
  • Keep to the right of the path.
  • Cyclists slow down when approaching pedestrians.
  • Cyclists use bell or voice to warn others when passing.
  • Form a single line when meeting others in a congested area.
  • Leash and pick up after dogs. Animal By-law.
  • Respect the environment and adjacent properties.

On Scenic or Connector Routes

  • Cyclists ride with the direction of traffic, and obey all the rules of the road.
  • Cyclists are subject to the Motor Vehicle Act.
  • Motorists and cyclists exercise caution when passing equestrians. Give horses a wide berth.
  • Horseback riders should ride single file when cars are approaching.
  • Many of the roads are through working agricultural or industrial areas. Be aware that large farming equipment or trucks may be encountered on these roads.

Dog on Leash - West Dyke Trail Dogs on the Recreational Trail System

  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times on recreational trails and in parks, unless otherwise specified.
  • Owners must clean up after their dog(s) at all times. Please remember to "stoop and scoop".
  • Dogs are NOT allowed off-leash on the trail system unless on  designated Off-Leash Trails.
  • For information about Dogs Off-Leash Areas, please pick up a brochure at your local community centre, or see Dogs Off-Leash.