As an interim measure to reduce the potential for accidents at the Old Cedartown Rd rail crossing on the Silver Comet Trail, I’ve designed a couple of signs.  The first sign conveys the severity of the hazard and second sign is a guide for cyclists on appropriate methods to cross the rails without having their wheels trapped in the rail flange.  I plan to deploy the warning signs on both sides of the trail pending approval by the Path Foundation and GRITS.

The first sign is intended to convey the severity of the hazard:  (click images to enlarge)

RxR Crash Hazard

RxR Crash Hazard

The second sign encourages riders to dismount and walk their bikes over the rails or ride over at an angle perpendicular to the rails:

RxR Crossing Methods

RxR Crossing Methods