Using off-road paths
Our city is great for walking and cycling with its network of off-road paths across the city.
These paths are for everyone. Whether you're
- out for a stroll
- heading to work
- off for a run
- walking the dog
- going for a bike ride
- out for the day with the kids.
We would like everyone to be able to use the paths in safety and comfort. Please follow this simple code of conduct.
- think about all other path users
- stay alert, especially if using headphones or your phone
- don't assume everyone can see or hear you
- keep left if possible and pass on the right
- don't leave your rubbish behind.
- 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
- listen for cyclists' bells
- allow cyclists to pass
- at night, think about whether you are visible to others.
- 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.
The Council has worked with path users to create this code of conduct through its Active Travel forum.