QuietRoute paths “ideal” for Edinburgh cyclists

Cycling is being encouraged in safe cycle paths.  Picture: Toby Williams
Cycling is being encouraged in safe cycle paths. Picture: Toby Williams
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Families looking for ways to fill the summer holidays are being encouraged to explore the city’s extensive network of walking and cycling routes.

Edinburgh’s QuietRoutes are designed to suit walkers and cyclists of all abilities.

A number of the routes, which are specified by coloured signposts, have been recently upgraded to offer new, more convenient ways of cycling or walking to different 
destinations.

City bosses have urged residents to use them as much as possible.

Councillor Lesley Hinds, transport leader, said: “Exploring the city on foot or by bike is the ideal way to spend the summer holidays, providing free and healthy activity for children of all ages. We are constantly striving to build on existing active travel infrastructure, and we’re delighted to be able to offer families the opportunity to explore our range of QuietRoutes this summer.”

Maps of the city’s QuietRoutes are available to download for free from the council’s website, or can be picked up from the Visit Scotland Information Centre on Princes Street, the City Chambers or at any local library.

Routes include the North Edinburgh path network, which passes the Water of Leith and Botanic Garden, as well as George Square to King’s Buildings via the Meadows, and Leith to Portobello.