Paths for Everyone

Stay safe, mind your distance and consider others

With more of us choosing to walk or cyle, our city network of off-road paths are busier than ever. Exercise is so important for our health and wellbeing so we want everyone to be able to enjoy it in safety and comfort.

When out and about this summer, please look out for each other and

  • give each other space 
  • take it easy and slow right down when on your bike on a shared path
  • stay left and pass on the right
  • keep your dog on a lead in busy areas
  • stay alert, especially if using headphones or your phone
  • remember that not all disabilities are visible - slow down and give enough warning.

As always, please make sure you stay up to date with the latest Covid-19 advice fron the Scottish Government.

Cyclists tips

  • Use your bell to let people know you are there well in advance, especially at blind corners
  • Give others space
  • Don't pass at speed
  • At night - avoid dazzling others with your lights: dip, dim, don't strobe

Walkers and runners tips

  • Listen for cyclists' bells
  • Allow cyclists to pass
  • At night, think about whether you are visible to others

Dog walkers tips

  • Keep dogs on a short lead or close to heel
  • Clean up after your dog
  • At night, use a reflective collar or coat on your dog

Code of Conduct

Edinburgh is great for walking and cycling with its fantastic network of off-road paths across the city. Pleae familairise yourself with the city's off road path code of conduct before uyou head out.

Download code of conduct for off-road paths - PDF

Spaces for People

We’re been working closely with the Scottish Government, Sustrans and stakeholders to make temporary emergency changes to our roads to help create more space for people walking, running, cycling, using a wheelchair or pushing a pram, so you can travel safely while keeping physically distant from each other. Find out more about what we've implemented.