Now that spring has officially arrived (can we say that without the weather changing?) there are bound to be more users of our Riverwalk. More users equals more pedestrian traffic and higher chances of incidents. Let's do our part to keep the Riverwalk safe for all by starting with these three simple steps: 1. Ride on the right side of the Riverwalk. As a cyclist you are considered a moving vehicle. That's what we fight for on the road isn't it? The same rights as a car? By staying on the right side, the flow of traffic is kept to a manageable level and prevents confusion for oncoming traffic. Normalcy will keep us a little safer.
2. Announce yourself when passing or just in general with a friendly "on your left". We can't tell you how scary it is for a beginner cyclist to have a rider buzz by them out of the blue. That being said, make sure you leave your headphones at home (or at the very least keep them out while on the Riverwalk) so you can hear those announcements.
3. Ride a little slower. Take the time that you ride on the Riverwalk to warm up or cool down. We know your time is valuable but so is the safety of our community. Slow down, enjoy the moment.