The Wellington Park Trust is looking for feedback on its new Track Users Code and signs for track trail-heads.
The trust has taken the 2000 Rider’s Code of Conduct and picked out key principles of respect to cover all track users on shared use fire trails and tracks.
The code will be printed on signs in the park as well as distributed by flyers, email and its website.
Most of the code requirements are common sense and courtesy, but if you have particular experiences please send your feedback to the trust.
Track Users Code
Remember the 3 respects:
1 RESPECT EACH OTHER
- Expect walkers, joggers, dogs and riders.
- Listen and look out for each other.
- Expect the unexpected.
- Be especially cautious near corners and blind spots.
- Be mindful of vulnerable users with different levels of mobility, vision and hearing, particularly the elderly and the very young.
- Keep devices and headphones at low volume.
Walkers and runners
- Expect riders and runners and dogs.
- Be mindful of other users approaching, especially from behind.
- If in a dog walking area, keep dogs on <2m lead. Dogs not allowed on all tracks. • Make sure you can be seen • Control your bike • Expect walkers, runners and dogs • Give way to walkers • Alert other users as you approach, especially from behind • Slow down and be prepared to stop RESPECT EACH OTHER • Be mindful of vulnerable users with different levels of mobility, vision and hearing, particularly the elderly and the very young. • Keep devices and headphones at low volume. ><2m lead. Dogs not allowed on all tracks.
- Make sure you can be seen.
- Control your bike.
- Expect walkers, runners and dogs.
- Give way to walkers.
- Alert other users as you approach, especially from behind.
- Slow down and be prepared to stop.
2 RESPECT THE TRACK
- Keep to the formed track.
- Don’t modify tracks or make new ones.
3 RESPECT THE PARK
- Leave no trace: take out your litter.
- Do not disturb flora and fauna.
- Start with clean boots and bikes.
- Have a plan and let someone know where you’re going.
- Be prepared for the conditions and the weather.
- Be prepared for emergencies.
- Report hazards, incidents and maintenance issues to the Trust.
- Do not enter restricted areas in drinking water catchments.