[OSM-talk] Private roads

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Thu Jul 12 15:17:33 BST 2007

On 12/07/2007 14:30, Simon Hewison wrote:
> Stephen Gower wrote:
>>>   >in OSM on footpaths where in reality there's not a "No Cycling"
>>>   >sign, and therefore cycling is probably allowed
>>> If they're public footpaths, then cycling isn't normally allowed.
>>   Under what law?  http://www.cyclecraft.co.uk/digest/pushing.html
> http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/archive/2004/ltnwc/annexblegaldefinitionsandpro1686
> "The footway at the side of a carriageway can only be used by 
> pedestrians." .. .and then goes on to explain how a Local Authority can 
> override that rule if it gets appropriately converted under the Cycle 
> Tracks Act 1984.

That's a footway 'at the side of a carriageway'. The discussion was 
about foopaths away from roads (alleyways and the like). This is notthe 
same thing, and is why the Act is phrased as it is.


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