Should I have to move for a bicyclist on a apartment trail path if he is coming at me if i'm a pedestrian?
- RonLv 68 months agoFavourite answer
Technically no, but out of decency I would step aside and greet them with a hello.
- babyboomer1001Lv 78 months ago
Is it a walking path or a bike path? What's a trail path?
- SimplytheFACTSLv 78 months ago
you should both be to the right of the path...no one should need to move for the other. if there really is only room for 1 person, yes you need to move to the side to let the faster person pass
- BillLv 68 months ago
really you can stand your ground and get hurt . You make up your mind which is less painful
the law states that the cyclist should not be on the foot path but that is little consolation when you are bleeding all over the place
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- J.B.SchneiderLv 78 months ago
There is a local bike trail. Two guys were riding at night. They did a head-on collision and were killed.
- Pearl LLv 78 months ago
you shouldnt have to but i move anyways so he dont hit me
- D JLv 78 months ago
Why are you moving for the good of someone else? Do what is best for you!
- DEBSLv 78 months ago
Cyclists have a responsibility to ride safely. They cannot be going 15+ MPH and expect a clear path the entire time. That said, if it's a mulit-purpose path, then treat it as one.
If you'd move over for another walker, then do the same for a cyclist. If you, for some odd reason, don't move out of the way for a jogger or walker, then I guess you can continue your irrational behavior with the cyclist.
- SnezzyLv 78 months ago
The pedestrian generally has the right of way, but because of the bicycle's momentum and the difficulty of swerving the bicycle to avoid a collision, it might be a very good idea for the pedestrian to be polite and move aside.
In Massachusetts years ago we discovered that a governmental "trails committee" wanted to put in regulations that would establish separate trails for the various uses. Some for bicycles, some for hikers, some for four-wheeler enthusiasts, some for horses, and a very few for motorcycles. Very little mixed usage.
We got together with the various trail users and pointed out that this was "divide and conquer" and that nobody would be allowed on most of the trails. Our own experiences as horsemen convinced us that sharing trails with those other people was easy, friendly, and fun. Indeed, we sometimes took our horses out to help do construction work in places that had become inaccessible because of washouts. -- Can't get a tractor in there, but one horse with a proper harness (or even a Western saddle) and a strong rope can pull that culvert back into position!
Work with other trail users. Become their friends. And try to educate the ones who want to ban certain kinds of people and vehicles.