Johnnie Cope's Road

Johnnie Cope’s Road was originally to have been closed as a through route for motorised traffic when the A1 Tranent bypass opened in 1986, but kept open for walkers and cyclists. To this end, a bridge was provided by the Scottish Executive (now Transport Scotland) where it crosses the A1 and "no through road except cycles" signs were sited at both the Tranent and Prestonpans. However, the closure was not legally effective as the then Roads Authority, Lothian Regional Council, never completed the legal Order necessary to authorise it.

East Lothian Council is now considering options for the road.

Map showing the location of Johnnie Cope's Road

Johnnie Cope's Road connects Tranent to Prestonpans Station