Open to general traffic, subject to normal motorway restrictionsRoad User Guide
Due to essential works the East footpath is currently closed. The West footpath/cycleway is open for cyclists and pedestrians.Access Restrictions
With the opening of the Queensferry Crossing as a motorway, the Forth Road Bridge is now a Public Transport Corridor, which continues to be the route for walking and cycling across the Firth of Forth.
The bridges and surrounding road network have been designed to cater for all travel modes by making the most appropriate use of existing and new infrastructure.
There is no pedestrian or cyclist access to the Queensferry Crossing - this is a motorway.
With general traffic removed from the Forth Road Bridge, the experience for pedestrians and cyclists is greatly improved. Walking & cycling on and around the Forth Bridges provides the opportunity to build in physical activity as an everyday trip.
New sections of footpaths, cycleways and safe crossing points have also been introduced as part of the changes to the road network.
Queensferry Junction and Echline Junction
*1 No pedestrian/ cycling access to Queensferry Crossing. Shared footway / cycleway and NCN-76 cross under bridge.
*2 NCN-1 crosses above NCN-76 at Forth Road Bridge. Unsigned route linking both routes available.
Bus journey times should be shorter and more reliable due to the dedicated public transport corridor which allows buses, taxis and motorcycles (up to 1255cc) to cross the Forth Road Bridge.
Park and Ride facilities are available at Ferrytoll and Halbeath in Fife.
There is access to the rail network with a number of stations in the area (Dalmeny, Inverkeithing and North Queeensferry).
Find out more about local park and ride facilities and bus services by contacting your transport provider (details below).
The Forth Road Bridge closes to pedestrians and cyclists when wind speeds reach 50mph. In in doubt, contact Bridge Control on 0131 319 3083 for advice before starting your journey or check the Plan Your Journey section for live updates.
Further details on the use of the Queensferry Crossing and Forth Road Bridge is available in the Road User Guide.
Tel: 0131 243 2645
Paths for All
Tel: 01259 218888
Tel: 0141 229 5350
Tel: 0131 346 1384
Tel: 0141 352 4444
Tel: 0344 811 0141
Download a printable version of the Walking and Cycling Guide