Public Rights of Way Good Practice Guide

When we spoke about Public Rights of Way it is important to pay attention to citizens’ opinion about most important issues – that’s the way to implement a Good Practice at maintaining the network of paths and trails. After comprehensive public consultations we create Public Rights of Way Good Practice Guide that looks at:

  • How accurate the local rights of way (including trails, open access land, byways, footpaths, bridleways, cycle tracks and Greenways) meet the public needs - present and future.
  • Does the local rights of way gives the local people opportunities for easy access to schools, workplaces and other facilities or being suitable for open-air recreation and walks across the area just for enjoying the environment.
  • Are the Public Rights of Way capable to offer easy and free access for people with disabilities – blind, with limited mobility or other type of impairment.

Based on the conclusions of public consultations as a part of Public Rights of Way Good Practice Guide is created an action plan under which it is regulated access and use to thousands miles of paths and trails.

Another important part of this Good Practice Guide are annual work programmes and annual monitoring reports based on the Action plan. These documents give to us important information about the level of implementation of Public Rights of Way Good Practices in real activities on site. According to all received data in monitoring reports we are able to analyze to what extent are used remarked Good Practices and whether actually they are helped to improve the use and maintenance of Public Rights of Way.

The process of public consultations about Good Practices of Public Rights of Way is not finished with creating this Guide. We realize that if we really want and try to improve the services and using about Public Rights of Way is necessary to be up to date and maintaining day to day.