Trail campaign promotes etiquette, safety for all

Medicine Hat – A new campaign encourages everyone who utilizes our trail system to stay alert, be courteous and to share our trails.

“We see so much activity on our trails every day,” said Kara Brake, Special Projects Coordinator with the Parks & Recreation Department. “It’s important that everyone understands proper trail etiquette so we can continue to enjoy this amazing amenity our community has to offer.”

The campaign was designed around sharing our trails.

“We hope residents hear the tagline and feel a sense of ownership over our trails,” Brake added. “This is truly a space where everyone should feel welcome and included.”

A series of videos, featuring Hatters and numerous modes of transportation, highlights how to stay alert and safe, while being courteous and predictable to other trail users.

New sidewalk stickers are being installed on trails across the city to remind trail users of the guidelines, including to keep right, except when passing.

The Heritage Trail Network is made up of multi-use trails and spans more than 155 kilometres. These pathways weave throughout the city and connect trail users to nine major parks and green spaces in each community.

“Our trails are utilized by people who like to walk, cycle, jog and by families who bring their children and their four-legged friends,” Brake said. “Not only that, but our trail system is accessed by people of all ages and abilities. We want everyone to feel safe, understand the rules of the road and know that we share our trails.”

For more information on our trails, visit the City website.

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