Trail etiquette campaign includes line painting on trails

Medicine Hat – To continue promoting positive trail etiquette and safety along the Heritage Trail Network, a yellow line will be painted along the South Ridge PUL Trail, as well as three blind corners throughout the trail system.

The City monitors trails both by counters and visually to get an understanding of volume, the type of users and time of day, and the line painting pilot helps to address high volume pathways within our community. This trail is open to cyclists, joggers, dog walkers and families year-round, connecting users with 13th Avenue SE and South Ridge Drive.

“This area of the Heritage Trail Network is busy, connecting several busy neighbourhoods with one another,” said Kara Brake, Special Projects Coordinator with the City of Medicine Hat. “In 2021, we added a bright yellow line to the Police Point West River Trail as a way to remind trail users to keep to the right unless passing others. With our campaign over the summer, this is just another way to remind everyone of proper trail etiquette.”

Painting will begin on Monday, October 3. The trail will remain open while crews are working.

For more information on trail etiquette, visit the trails page on the City website.

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