Eugene’s shared use paths are popular and well loved. With over 45 miles of off street shared use paths, there's options for everyone. However, there has been an increase in the number of people and the range of bikes and wheeled devices on paths throughout the city since the pandemic.
To ensure that all shared use path users behave courteously and safely on paths, the City launched a path etiquette campaign this summer. The campaign aims to promote courtesy and safety among all path users and includes community outreach, education, media and temporary signage throughout July, August and September.
The key messages of the path etiquette campaign are:
- Paths are for everyone (all modes)
- Travel a safe speed—20 MPH speed limit on paths, slower as needed
- Stay in your lane—stay right, pass left, don’t take more than your half
- Give warning when passing—call "passing on your left” or ring bell
- Dogs on a short leash
Throughout July, we popped up around Eugene with questions about path etiquette, prizes, maps and resources. Thank you to community members who stopped by, answered the survey questions and gave us valuable feedback about our paths. Look for the media and education phase of the campaign in August and September!