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Slow down and share the path

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With summer well underway, many are headed to Okotoks’ extensive pathway system to get out and enjoy the weather. Please be courteous and respect others when sharing the pathways, and remember to be aware of what’s happening around you.

Slow down and share the path
Residents enjoy Okotoks’ pathways for a variety of reasons and sharing the use can reduce and prevent conflicts and collisions. No matter what kind of activity you enjoy, it’s important to follow some basic rules and guidelines to ensure that the pathways remain a safe and enjoyable place for everyone:

  • Respect the rights of others
  • Yield to pedestrians and slower moving traffic (cyclists, skateboarders, eScooters and in-line skaters yield to walkers and joggers) and yield to the right of way
  • On pathways, stay to the right, except when passing
  • Slow down and signal when passing pedestrians with a bell, whistle, horn or voice 
  • Use caution on hills, in curves and on or under bridges, including the Laurie Boyd footbridge
  • If you ride after dark or in bad weather, be sure to have a light and reflectors
  • The maximum speed limit on pathways is 20 km/hr
  • Cyclists, pedestrians and motorists are ALL responsible to abide all signs, signals, and traffic laws
  • Please stay on designated pathways and trails

Find more information about Okotoks' pathways here.