The Falkirk Council area has more than 500km of shared use paths. There are mountain bike trails, high quality parkland routes, canal paths and the Round the Forth cycle route. There is something for everyone from beginners to experienced cyclists.

For more information and to find out where you can cycle, please visit the following links:

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Frequently asked questions

  1. Is there a cycle map of the whole of the Falkirk Council area?
  2. Where can I get a cycle map?
  3. Can vehicles drive or park in a cycle lane?
  4. Do you have to use a cycle lane?
  5. There is no cycle lane near where I live. Can I cycle on the pavement?
  6. How can I get a cycle lane near where I live?

Is there a cycle map of the whole of the Falkirk Council area?

Yes, there are several – the Green Travel Map and various online resources including Cyclestreets.net and Sustrans maps.


Where can I get a cycle map?

The Green Travel Map is free and available from local bike shops, libraries, council buildings and tourist information offices.


Can vehicles drive or park in a cycle lane?

If the lane is marked by a solid white line, it is a road traffic offence to drive or park in a cycle lane. If it is marked by a broken white line, vehicles should not enter the lane unless necessary. There is no offence committed if they do so.


Do you have to use a cycle lane?

No. Although we would recommend that you do, there is no legal reason why you should.


There is no cycle lane near where I live. Can I cycle on the pavement?

No. If a path is purely for pedestrians, you may not cycle on it. If it is a shared use path, signs will let you know this and these may be cycled on.


How can I get a cycle lane near where I live?

You should contact us at transportplanning@falkirk.gov.uk. Not all routes will be suitable to be turned into a shared use path or to build a new cycle lane on.