We have a wonderful trail system in Johnson County, and I’m sure the trails in the rest of the metropolitan area are equally enjoyable. I would like to offer a few reminders to those using the trails.
First, please pick up your trash. It’s unsightly, and if
dropped near a creek or waterway, it ends up in our rivers and oceans.
Please pick up after your pet. Again, it pollutes the streams, and no one wants to step in that mess.
Finally, if riding a bicycle, please warn pedestrians. A simple “On your left” will do. If you’re riding for speed, perhaps you should stick to the roadways. If you think that’s dangerous, then you know how pedestrians feel when you zip past them with no warning.
Following these rules will make for a more pleasant outing for everyone.
Andrea DeHart of Olathe has lived in the Kansas City area for more than 25 years. She is an English language learner aide in the Olathe School District. She and Randy DeHart have been married 30 years and have two sons, Stephen, 19, and Luke, 15.