Responsible cycling in our public parks
Wheely important advice
Everyone now has a right to cycle responsibly in Edinburgh’s public parks.
Look out for park rangers who are offering a free cycle map or free bicycle check from Dr Bike. They will also explain exactly what is meant by responsible cycling and ask cyclists to:
- Choose a safe route, taking care when paths are slippy with ice or wet leaves and avoiding paths busy with pedestrians, such as Jawbone Walk in the Meadows.
- Choose a safe speed to suit conditions. Some parks are busy with school children walking to and from school (for example, Roseburn). Others have high concentrations of dog walkers.
- Choose not to leave marks and avoid wet, boggy or soft ground while keeping to the footpaths in woodlands.
Gary Bell, from SPOKES Lothian cycle campaign, said: “Edinburgh has some great parks and this rule change will mean more direct and pleasurable routes for cyclists to get around town. A few rules, taking other park users into consideration, is a sensible approach.”
Bike Stops will be in various parks throughout the city and the Meadows on the last Tuesday of the month until next spring.