Etiquette and Education
While design and construction lay the foundation to a successful trail system, equally as important are the behaviors and trail culture of its users.
With the abundance of new users recreating in the Foothills, combined with the historical lack of oversight of regulations by its land managers, it is more critical than ever to work together to determine agreed-upon trail use guidelines and develop the best ways to educate the public on best practices when it comes to complex issues such as dogs, e-bikes, and land sustainability.
There are successful models from around the country where these “education and etiquette” campaigns have brought together conflicting organizations to find common goals and a more collaborative co-existence. It is the hope of SLC Public Lands that we can partner with groups like Save Our Foothills, SLC Trails Alliance, Save Our Canyons, and the exploding number of mountain biking teams, riders, and hikers to come together to find a reasonable solution that will protect our foothills and keep our trail users safe and happy.