An Edinburgh councillor is calling on people to avoid congested canal towpaths during the Covid 19 lockdown.
Gavin Corbett is urging cyclists and runners in particular to use alternative routes, saying some sections are too narrow for the number of people using them.
Scottish Canals acknowledged there were places where it was impossible to keep two metres apart but said it would be impossible to enforce any towpath closure given that there were so many access points.
It is encouraging the public to be mindful of people coming towards them and to allow as much space as possible.
Local Green councillor and city canal champion Mr Corbett said: “In normal times I’m always enthusing about why should people should visit it. But these are not normal times and in some parts the canal towpath is way too narrow for the number of people using it just now.”