The Natchez Trace Parkway Association, in partnership with the Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund, conducted a road test on high visibility clothing on the Natchez Trace Parkway. This short video captures their results.
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The following are ways bicyclists can increase their visibility on the Parkway:
Wear brightly-colored, high-visibility clothing.
Use hand signals to let motorists know what you will be doing next.
Avoid the Tupelo, MS, and Jackson, MS, areas between the hours of 7:00 am - 9:00 am and
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, due to an increased volume of vehicle traffic. Consider the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail in Ridgeland as an alternate route.
Bicyclists will frequently be riding in mixed sun and shade. Use a flashing white light on the back of your bike during the day.
Plan to be off of the Parkway between sundown and sunup.
Use a solid white light that is visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front.
Use a flashing red light that is visible from at least 200 feet to the rear.