I have heard that bicycles are not allowed in some parks in London, so I thought that maybe in Glasgow the council has the same rule.

Are they forbidden in Glasgow? Does it depend on the park?

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No policeman is going to arrest you for riding in a park. I'd be surprised if you can't ride in all the parks in Glasgow (or almost any other city in the UK) for that matter.

Give pedestrians the right of way and be considerate and you'll be fine.

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    A pavement is defined as a footway by the side of a road. So avenues in parks are not pavements, and it is not illegal to cycle there. Also the Scottish Outdoor Access Code gives a general right of access, which would include cycling through a park (so long as you are responsible).
    – vclaw
    Sep 22, 2014 at 20:42
  • "A pavement is defined as a footway by the side of a road." Where? In what text?
    – Fattie
    Sep 23, 2014 at 7:25
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    @JoeBlow in common usage as might reasonably be understood by a reasonable person. You'll notice that the relevant laws (Scotland, s.129) a) don't say pavement but also b) don't actually define the terms they use. The law isn't a formal grammar.
    – AakashM
    Sep 23, 2014 at 12:26

Yes, riding a bicycle in the parks of Glasgow is allowed.

Now even more so that there are new bicycle rental schemes in place, right at the entrance of parks.

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