Poto: DTE Energy Foundation Trail (Waterloo)

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Re: Poto: DTE Energy Foundation Trail (Waterloo)

Postby Roy » August 27th, 2019, 7:56 am

I still think the signage that Steve developed for Riverbends trail is overall the best.
It is easy to see (mounted high) , not costly, and a small target for hunters.
Now, on a trail that changes direction of travel, no signage is going to work for those who chose not to read.
Maybe our collective intellect has reverted back to cave drawings and emojis are the answer.
wrong way :icon_bounce:
right way :) :arrow:
your over the cliff and can't turn back :mrgreen:

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Re: Poto: DTE Energy Foundation Trail (Waterloo)

Postby Leroi Brown » August 27th, 2019, 10:45 am

I think that most who are riding the wrong way are doing so intentionally, for reasons mentioned above. We encountered two azzhats going the wrong direction on Sugar on the "Sunday direction", so they could bomb the downhill just after the start. We just happened to be riding UP said big hill going the correct direction; I deduce their intention based their response when we all yelled at them after they nearly took us out.

That said, I can't thin k of another place with better signage than DTE. There are clear, visible, legible, large-font signs at EVERY intersection and non-biking trail offshoot. Kudos to those that made the decision on this!
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Re: Poto: DTE Energy Foundation Trail (Waterloo)

Postby c0nsumer » August 27th, 2019, 10:48 am

Thank you for the kind words, Roy. I have to agree, though, the DTE signage is the best I've seen. It's very well done and the best I can think of for addressing trail directionality.
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Re: Poto: DTE Energy Foundation Trail (Waterloo)

Postby jwhitey » September 13th, 2019, 6:53 pm

Does this trail dry quickly?
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Re: Poto: DTE Energy Foundation Trail (Waterloo)

Postby Mikeyb64 » September 13th, 2019, 7:20 pm

Normally, yes.
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