Redway Facts

Interesting facts about our Redways

Milton Keynes has a fantastic network of redways, ideal for cyclists, walkers and those wishing to keep fit.

Click on this link to view the latest Milton Keynes Redways map The Redways Map

  • The current length of the Redway network is 273km

  • Leisure routes - Over 70km

  • Redway bollards are 950mm high

  • Redway bollards have a diameter of 114mm

Rules for all Redway users

  • The Redways are for use by pedestrians and cyclists of all ages and levels of experience, including people with prams, pushchairs and those in wheelchairs.

  • All motor vehicles - including mopeds and motorcycles are prohibited by law from using Redways with the exception of authorised vehicles, e.g. emergency and maintenance vehicles. Drivers of such vehicles must drive with

    care and use flashing beacons when available and give way to other Redway users.

  • When a Redway crosses a road, the road user has priority over the Redway user. Redway users must give way to road users.

  • Users of Redways must be able to be seen at night. Cyclists should use lights and all users should carry or wear something light-coloured or


  • Dogs should not foul the Redway and should be kept on a short lead to prevent entangling.

Rules for Cyclists

  • Cyclists should take due care when approaching pedestrians, persons with prams, pushchairs and wheelchair users. Cyclists should use a bell or other form of audible warning to indicate their approach.

  • Cyclists should keep to the left as if cycling on a road.

  • Cyclists should ride not more than two abreast and remember to slow down at bends, give way at junctions and ride so as not to endanger themselves or other Redway users.

  • Please ensure that your cycle is well maintained.

Rules for Pedestrians

  • Pedestrians should keep to the right as you would if walking on a road.

  • Pedestrians should not walk more than two abreast.

Rules for Horse Riders

  • Horses should not be used on Redways that are not part of the bridleway network.

  • Remember it is more pleasant to use the Redways and estate roads for some of your journeys. The Redways benefit all users and are to be shared. Please be considerate of others.

  • Remember it is an offence to cycle on a footway or footpath unless permitted to do so and the route is signed accordingly.

For Information on Redway Signs, download our Redway Signs Document

Any problems on the Redways should be reported to the Cycling Officer on Milton Keynes 691691.

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