Do wandering canines listen for bells?
I've encountered one, yes. Moved off the path and sat, waiting for the owner.
What I am wondering is
"cyclists give way to pedestrians" is the only sign that seems to address shared path rules.
This seems to suggest that whatever happened if a cyclist and pedestrian collide it must be the cyclists fault.
However for cyclists to give way to pedestrians the pedestrians need to act in a predictable manor.
This would make the paths safer for everyone (including the pedestrians).
We have trail sharing rules posted at the trail-heads around here - who is supposed to yield to whom and telling the dog and horse people to clean up after their animals. No one pays much attention to the rules though, following a pattern of courtesy and good manners instead, working out passing as the situations present themselves. Lots of friendly hellos and smiles and steps out of the ways all 'round - good energy. Now if the dog and horse types would only play along we'd be in great shape... : O