I need to air my frustrations on bicyclists who ride the Animas River Trail and the sidewalks on Florida Road.
They are totally inconsiderate of their surroundings when it applies to pedestrians on the same trail or sidewalk.
As these cyclists approach a pedestrian from behind, the polite thing to do before passing should be a warning or shout out. For example, stating “behind you” or “on your left or right,” in order to warn that they are passing by. Especially if the pedestrian is walking a pet on a leash. That will prevent personal injury to either party.
Even in California, cyclists approaching a pedestrian will make pedestrians aware that they are coming.
Walking a freeway is safer. At least a driver would honk at you.