Unspoken Rules of the Monon Trail
Photo by Tony Valainis
Don’t pass out flyers for a new CrossFit gym.
Walk two abreast, max.
See an elaborate group selfie ahead? Photobomb away.
Eccentrics welcome (including you, unicycler).
PINK shorts north of 96th Street only.
Smile if smiled at.
No double strollers during peak times.
“On your left!”—still works.
Walk on the far right; run and bike in the middle.
Beware cars that don’t stop at 52nd Street.
There can never be enough murals.
Ask, pet, coo, move on.
This article appeared in the July 2014 issue.