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Ever ask runners/joggers to stay to the right on the MUP?

Old 06-23-12, 04:35 PM
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I say "stay right, please". I keep my line to the right as long as possible and make obvious movements of being safe, like looking behind me before I change lanes, looking behind them, etc. I worry (because it happens) that they'll just move over to their right and not look to see that another bike is coming the toward them from the other way.
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Old 06-23-12, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by umazuki
The problem I have is rollerbladers. With earphones on. That weave all over the lane. Two or three abreast.
This is one of the advantages to a MUP made of crushed limestone. No rollerbladers.
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I'd bet you they are doing that way so they can see you coming. If they run on the right you will pass them too close going quite fast and they feel that is hazardous.
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10 mph speed limit on the short section of mup on my route.
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Originally Posted by CommuteCommando
I don't care what side they're on, as long as they pick a side and stay on it.
Predictability trumps placement. MUP's are by their nature, unpredictable. The price you pay if you need or want to be off the road.
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Originally Posted by rex_kramer
Runners on the MUPs in my area get a thumbs up. They're the only consistent group that not only run on the right side of the trail, but most acknowledge my bell with a nod or wave as I approach them. If only the majority of cyclists and walkers were that orderly and predictable.
Thank you because we try! I'm a long distance runner first and cyclist second, so when I run, I run like the cyclist above describes, and I also keep cyclists in mind.

I have a few blind spots on my runs, and I try to do the same as I would do if on a bicycle. I'll give a sound when I go around a blind spot. But, since we're both on the right, it usually works out nicely.

When I see a stray walker that weaves or walks in the middle of the MUP while I'm running, I look ahead and behind me for cyclists. I've actually stopped running, stood off to the side of the path, and allowed a cyclist to make their way around the walker without me present to complicate the situation.

I try to be a very considerate runner even if I have to break my pace sometimes. Also, if I'm on the far right near the riverbed with no fence and broken cones on a blind spot (I'm thinking of the turn near East Yale Loop/Barrance), I just slow my pace. It's a hassle, but it keeps me, the cyclists, and the walkers safe.
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No I never say anything to walkers or runners, because it's really up to me to look after them. After a few weeks, if they stick with it they seem to get it on their own, but there will always be another one.

I do say something to cyclists however if they're particularly egregious about it in dangerous spots, because somehow some cyclists who do this seem to never learn better. Simply "keep right".
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Originally Posted by Hoshnasi
I'd like to say something, but there are not MUP laws.
Given that there are no MUP laws, and pedestrians usually walk/run facing traffic IAW roadside etiquette/law, what makes you think they should listen patiently to advice from cyclists speeding by on the MUP?
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