restricted byway

restricted byway

a public right of way for those on foot, horseback or cycle but not unauthorized motor vehicles.
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THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF GATESHEAD (PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY AT LONGFIELD HOUSE FARM, MARLEY HILL, GATESHEAD) TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER 2016 Notice is hereby given that on 3rd May 2016 the Borough Council of Gateshead made an Order under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which was to temporarily prohibit all pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists along Restricted Byway Whickham 134 and pedestrians along the Footpaths detailed in the Schedule below.
The 72-year-old Throckley resident added: "When it was a restricted byway, I was the only one allowed down by vehicle.
The Government's Impact Assessment states that the Bill will 'ensure that any future use of a route by non-mechanically propelled vehicles can give rise to restricted byway rights', but the Bill, as drafted, does not appear to achieve this for cyclists.
The Government's Impact Assessment states that the bill will "ensure that any future use of a route by non-mechanically propelled vehicles can give rise to restricted byway rights", but the bill as drafted does not appear to achieve this for cyclists.
You cannot ride on a footpath, bridleway,cycle track, restricted byway,or road used as a public path (RUPP),except in the very limited situation where you have good evidence that these are actually vehicular roads (and you would have to prove this in court if challenged).The law on this will soon become even more complicated, so the advice has to be `if in any doubt about it -don't'.''
The council had been served with a notice requesting the Highway Authority to remove an obstruction to a public right of way recorded as "Restricted Byway 9 Newburn." Under the terms of the notice, if the person is not satisfied that the obstruction has been removed, they can apply to a magistrates' court, where an order to enforce removal can be made.
THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF GATESHEAD (PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY AT LONGFIELD HOUSE FARM, MARLEY HILL GATESHEAD) TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER 2016 Notice is hereby given that on 3rd May 2016 the Borough Council of Gateshead made an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit all pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists along Restricted Byway Whickham 134 and pedestrians along the Footpaths detailed in the Schedule below.
In July the county council's rights of way committee agreed the lane should be registered as a restricted byway.
At a meeting of the county council's planning committee this week, members were recommended to agree that the route should be registered as a restricted byway with no vehicular access.
Yesterday the LDNPA Rights of Way Committee agreed that the route was a restricted byway, which effectively means only walkers, horse riders, cyclists and pony and trap drivers will legally be able to use the route.
David Murray, transport campaigner at CNP, said: "These powers will empower the NPAs to address concerns over illegal and damaging vehicle use in our national parks, giving them direct powers to control access on byways open to all traffic, restricted byways and bridleways or footpaths."
Richard White, of land agents Strutt and Parker, says councils preparing their definitive maps of rights of way will now be able to classify historic tracks and lanes as 'restricted byways', giving a legal right of way to walkers, horse riders, cyclists and people who wish to use them with a horse and cart or carriage.

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