Paths for Everyone

Stay safe 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.

As well as always following government advice on physical distancing, please look out for each other:

  • Give each other space
  • Slow right down
  • Stay left, pass on the right
  • Keep your dog on a lead in busy areas
  • Remember that not all disabilities are visible. Slow down and give enough warning
  • Wash your hands when you get home

We’re working closely with the Scottish Government and Sustrans 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 and what we're planning.

Guidance from Sustrans on walking and cycling as lockdown measures start to ease.

Guidance from Scottish Cycling as lockdown measures start to ease.

Our code of conduct applies whenever you’re walking, cycling or running around the city – not just during the coronavirus pandemic.

Download code of conduct for off-road paths (PDF - 110.75 KB)

We ask everyone to

  • Consider other path users and give people space
  • Slow down, respect others and give pedestrians priority
  • 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.

Dog walkers

  • 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.