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Restricted byways and BOATs

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‘Wherever possible proposals for improving rights of way should not unduly benefit one class of user at the expense of another. Improvements that are intended to benefit cyclists, harness-horse drivers, horse riders or walkers should not unduly restrict lawful motorised use of public vehicular rights of way. Proactive management to deal with the issues of proper recording of rights, maintenance and shared use can bring benefits to all users. The management principles set out in Making the Best of Byways may be used to avoid conflict over the use of byways that are regularly used by vehicles, and a revised edition is to be issued shortly to assist local authorities in their work.’

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