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Fencing and warning signs for trailside construction areas

Signs to caution trail users about unexpected conditions or potential hazards. Nearby construction can have a big impact on bike and pedestrian facilities. When work is being done on highways, streets, bridges, and intersections, it is vital to warn and accomodate people walking and bicycling. These photos show a variety of ways that trail users are warned and kept safe as they negotiate construction sites. The techniques are straightforward— fences, barricades, and warning signs— but the execution varies considerably.The following examples are from a wide variety of trails across the United States.

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(Commentary and photos by Stuart Macdonald, May 2010)

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