A large number of area residents enjoy the use of the multi-use recreation trail. Now that spring is here, the use and enjoyment of the trail is only going to increase. The Oskaloosa Police Department would like to remind everyone of the city ordinance regulating the trail’s use.
SOME OF THE PERMITTED USES ARE:
-Walking, running, jogging, bicycling, rollerblading, skating and cross country skiing.
-Motorized and non-motorized devices for use by persons with disabilities.
-Official emergency vehicles.
-Trail maintenance and equipment vehicles.
-Motorized golf carts. The golf cart shall display a flag and slow moving vehicle sign. The
driver must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
-Other special uses when granted a onetime usage permit by the Chief of Police.
SOME PROHIBITED USES ARE:
-Any motorized vehicles or device including, but not limited to lawn mowers, automobiles,
trucks, motorcycles, mini bikes, mopeds, go carts, snowmobiles and ATV’s.
-Equestrian uses including horses, mules, burros, donkeys and like animals, including sledding.
GENERAL SAFETY REGULATIONS INCLUDE:
– Pedestrians, persons using wheel chairs, runners and joggers shall have the right-of- way.
-Normal rules of the road shall apply. Stay on the right and pass on the left.
-All laws and ordinances relative to alcohol and its use including open containers, which apply to traffic on city streets, shall apply on the trail.
-When approaching other trail users from behind, a warning or announcement shall be given by operators of golf carts and other users of the recreation trail. It is recommended that golf carts and bicyclists have a bell or horn.
-Each person using the trail is liable for his/her own actions.
-Each person using the trail shall observe and obey all signs.
-Each person using the tail shall travel at a speed that is reasonable and prudent under the existing conditions.
Let’s all do our part to keep the multi-use recreation trail safe and fun for all users. If you have any questions, please contact the Oskaloosa Police Department at 673-3201
Press release from the Oskaloosa Police Department