Safety Guidelines

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 Our Greenway trails are for shared use.

Due to the diversity of the people and wildlife who use them, it is important that visitors follow basic guidelines to ensure a safe, pleasant experience for all trail users.  Following are some tips to enhance the safety of your adventure and lighten your impact on Florida's natural environment.

All Trail Users

Before you leave, make sure a responsible person knows your plans - where you will be and when you expect to return.
  • Carry identification that includes name, phone number, pertinent medical information, and emergency contact.
  • If possible, take a mobile phone.
  • Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
  • Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit.
  • Obey all trail-use rules posted at trailheads.
  • Whenever possible, be on the trail with someone else.
  • Carry water and emergency supplies, even on short trips.
  • Stay on designated trails.
  • Respect private property and trail closures.
  • Be alert for natural hazards, such as stinging or biting insects, alligators, snakes, thorny vines, poison ivy, and overhanging limbs.
  • Please leave plants and animals undisturbed.
  • Keep the noise level you produce to a minimum so as not to disturb wildlife and other trail users.
  • Take out all trash that you bring to the area.
  • Remove any waste that your pet(s) may leave on the trails.
  • Do not leave valuable items visible in your vehicle when parked at a trailhead.  Store them in the trunk of your car or other secure location.


When approached from behind by others traveling faster than yourself, step aside and let them pass.

If you are in a group, do not block the trail to other users.


In Florida, all bicyclists under age 16 must wear a helmet.
  • Be visible
  • Stay to the right unless you are passing
  • Give verbal warning and use caution when overtaking other trail users
  • Travel at a safe speed

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