(Trail Safety) Signs o' the Times

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Exactly two months ago, Angela Hunt spoke to Unfair Park about the work the Friends of the Katy Trail had done to put on paper "a really thoughtful, long-term plan for how to deal with safety needs" along the city's hike-n-bike trails system following the death of Lauren Huddleston in October, when a cyclist crashed into the jogger along the Katy Trail, and a car-and-cyclist collision two weeks later. On Monday, the council's Quality of Life Committee will finally take a long, hard look at the Trail Safety Initiatives, with this briefing put together by Parks and Rec.

What you see above are new (and very Amazon.com-my?) signs Parks and Rec's proposing to plant along the trails this spring; they're but one piece of a much larger program intended to get those using the city's 270.9 miles of trails to turn down, slow down and look out. Also on the immediate to-do list: having officers patrol the trails between 10 to 16 hours Monday through Friday, fixing the "at-grade" street crossings and putting guidelines on the city's website. Just be careful out there.

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