My Bear Friends are not only experts when it comes to Picnic Baskets and the Forest but they are great at givng sound advice on other matters like "sharing the rode."
So, here is their "Advice for the Day:"
When out and about and enjoying a Walk, Run or Bike Ride and using Public Paths and Walkways that allow us to share with eachother, please remember these simple, common sense Rules:
1) Be aware of your Surroundings and Listen to what is going on around you, even if you are texting, chatting on the phone or with a friend by your side or listening to your music
2) Follow the SINGLE File Rule - When people are approaching from the other direction, drop behind eachother, DON'T take up the entire path and DON'T continue to walk abreast.
Not only is this inconsiderate but it is dangerous
3) Let someone know you are going to pass them by announcing your intent by stating clearly and loudy but politely, "On Your Left or Rignt." Also, if you have a bell on your bike, chime it!
But, don't assume that they'll understand or hear you, so repeat the process, if necessary
Cyclists - This is particularily important for you to do!
4) Finally, always remember be aware, be polite, be safe and your experiences will be even more enjoyable!
Thank you and Have a GREAT Day!