Cycling in Edinburgh
Cycling and trams
Our Cycling and Trams leaflet provides information on how the tram project will affect cyclists and how cyclists have been taken in to account in its design.
Tram rails have now been installed on Princes Street and cyclists should be aware that they are a potential hazard. The following tips will help you to negotiate them safely:
Always cross tracks as close to 90 degrees as possible(45 degrees minimum)
Prepare to cross the tracks well in advance
Check behind early enough to concentrate solely on crossing the tracks and ensure your manoeuvre is not rushed
Make other road users aware of your intentions through appropriate hand signals
Take extra care when it is wet
- Dismount and cross on foot if necessary or use an alternative route
The 'Cycle safety near the tramway' video provides some advice on how to cycle safely in the vicinity of tram rails.
If do you have a incident when negotiating the rails please report it to 0800 328 3934 or firstname.lastname@example.org as a record is being kept.