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Will the ‘Pedestrian Only’ signs be put back on the Hugh MacRae Park trail?

Lydia Coutre
StarNews
The trails at Hugh MacRae Park have been widened since this photo was taken. StarNews file photo

The trails at Hugh MacRae Park have been widened since this photo was taken. StarNews file photo

Q. Are the “Pedestrian Only” signs going to be put back up on the walking trail at Hugh MacRae Park now that the widening of the trail is complete? It is extremely dangerous to meet up with bicycles going 20-25 mph as you go around some of the bends in the trail!

A. The “Pedestrian Only” signs at Hugh MacRae Park actually won’t be going back up because the widened trail is now considered a multi-purpose trail.

The intent of widening it was to make it safe for bicyclists and pedestrians to share the main path, which is now 10 feet wide – a pretty typical width for such shared trails, Parks and Gardens Director Tara Duckworth said.

Duckworth said she encourages trail users to treat the path like they’re driving.

“Stay right, and be considerate of others on the trail,” she said.

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