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Greenway Safety and Rules

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To enjoy Raleigh greenways safely, we recommend you follow not only the rules and etiquette below but also social distancing best practices outlined here.

Safety and Etiquette

  • Bicyclists, skaters, and skateboarders should approach pedestrians cautiously and pass on the left and audibly call “on your left” to alert others
  • All users, including pets, should remain on the right side of the trail except when passing
  • Bicyclists, skaters, and skateboarders must always yield the right of way to pedestrians
  • Patrons should be aware of their surroundings on the trail
  • The use of headphones is discouraged
  • Patrons are encouraged to walk or jog with a companion
  • Hide your belongings, lock your car, and take your keys
  • If you see something needing repair or maintenance, please contact the greenway maintenance staff at 919-996-4115 or by email or report it on SeeClickFix.


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  • Obey posted rules and regulations
  • Trail hours are from dawn to dusk
  • The speed limit on trails is 10 mph
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on greenways
  • Fires are prohibited on greenways
  • It is prohibited to remove, destroy, or damage any plant life or property
  • Pets must be on a leash no greater than 6 feet
  • Owners must remove pet waste
  • It is prohibited to kill, trap, or harm wildlife
  • Swimming in City lakes is prohibited
  • Horses are prohibited on trails
  • All trail users under the age of 16 are required to wear a safety helmet when using a bike, skates, scooters or any other non-motorized vehicle
  • Smoking is prohibited in City parks and greenways
  • Weapons prohibited except those permitted in NCGS 14-415.23 (RCC Sec. 9-2021)
  • Camping is prohibited in City parks and greenways

Greenway Safety Volunteers

The Raleigh Police Department in partnership with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department coordinates a Greenway Volunteer Program for the safety, security, and protection of greenway users, park resources, and the surrounding natural areas.

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Safety PSAs

Raleigh Parks has safety public service announcements for greenway trail users to learn about proper trail etiquette and safety procedures.

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