Happy Trails is an initiative of the City of Glenwood Springs to increase safety and consideration on our roads, sidewalks, paths and trails.
On the Road
- All vehicles using the road must obey traffic laws, signs and signals. Cars, trucks, bicycles, unicycles… the rules apply to everyone.
- Share the road. Bicycles traveling on the road have the same rights- and the same responsibilities- as motor vehicles. Bicycles are allowed on all roads within the City of Glenwood Springs. Respect their right to be there, and give them space when passing (Colorado law requires 3 feet).
- Pedestrians should obey pedestrian signals and cross at marked crosswalks when possible.
- Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Help drivers help you. Wear bright clothing so you are more visible.
- Bicyclists: Be predictable. Avoid weaving in and out of traffic, or suddenly alternating between sidewalk and road. Always signal your intentions when moving to take the lane or making a turn.
- Avoid distracted driving, biking, AND walking.
- Drivers: Be on the lookout for bicyclists and pedestrians. Look over your left shoulder before opening your car door to make sure no bicyclists or other traffic is approaching.
On the Sidewalk
On the TrailJuly 31 - August 6
- Our trail system is for everyone. Please share.
- Keep right and pass left. Say “passing left” or ring a bell to warn others that you’re overtaking.
- If you’re standing still, step aside so others can pass.
- Yield to slower trail users, and wait for a safe place to pass.
- Travel at a safe speed – no more than 20mph.
- Keep pets on a 6’ leash. This will keep them safe and out of the way of others.
- Crowds on the bridge? Low clearance in the tunnel? Get off your bike and walk.
We're all in this Together!August 7-13
Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Be courteous and responsible. Remember that you may be hard to see. Move predictably and signal your intent to drivers whenever possible.
Drivers: Don’t tailgate or drive aggressively. Be patient and wait your turn.
Drivers: Give bicyclists and pedestrians a break. They are making your trip easier by taking a car off the road!
Everyone: Drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians will all need to make some compromises during the detour period. No one is going to have a perfect, delay free trip. Drivers will experience rerouting and delays. Pedestrians may have to go a block or two out of their way to make a safe crossing through heavy detour traffic. Bicyclists may occasionally have to dismount to navigate a crowded sidewalk or bridge or safely traverse a roadway at the crosswalk. Recognize that we will all need to give up a little convenience to gain a little mobility during the detour period.