Safety First And Foremost
Common sense and personal responsibility are "musts" for each program participant! Locations are
selected to reduce risk;
however, everyone must realize that they are working on active bike paths with potential conflicts with bike
path users. While we want our bike paths to be well maintained, your safety comes
We ask that you protect yourself and others by taking the following precautions:
- Put the hard hats, safety vests and gloves on before entering the bike path.
Baseball or other soft caps are no substitute for a hard hat.
- Wear light-colored clothing, and long pants. Bring plenty of sunscreen.
- Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes or boots.
Vehicle Use at the Location
- Motorized vehicles, as defined by the Vehicle Code, are not allowed on the bike path.
- Carpool whenever possible to the meeting location.
- Transporting of work materials on the bike path may only be done by non-motorized means.
- Make arrangements with the County Bikeways Coordinator if you need material or supplies transported to the work location on the bike path.
- Do not block bike path access roads or gates.
- Do not park illegally. Park in safe areas.
- Avoid parking on a bridge, in a tunnel, or on any other structure.
Personal Safety at the Location
- Enter and exit the bike path at designated locations.
- Always have a lookout for each direction.
- Always face oncoming travel on the bike path. Be alert.
- Never walk in tunnels with less than a 3' pedestrian walkway.
- Do not enter drainage facilities.
- Do not work within flood control channels
- Do not run, throw objects, or engage in horseplay or any other activity that may distract path users.
- Always be cautious when crossing the bike path.
- Drink water to prevent dehydration. Be careful not to overexert yourself.
- Do not work on holiday weekends or 24 hours before a holiday weekend.
- Do not work when it is raining or foggy or when dust is blowing. Avoid working when other conditions reduce visibility for path users.
- Do not work when the bike path is wet or icy.
- Stop working before dusk.
- Do not touch hazardous substances such as powders, chemicals, weapons, sharp objects, or dead animals. When in doubt, contact the Bikeway Coordinator (contact info is stated on permit).
- Be alert for snakes, stinging insects, and poison oak or ivy.
- Do not consume alcoholic beverages or drugs before or while participating in your cleanup effort.
Remember: Always be Prepared.
Be sure to have a first-aid kit, a cell phone, know your exact location on the bike path,
(i.e. San Gabriel River Bike Path south of Culver Bl), the location of the nearest hospital or
emergency room, and transportation available.