What is a public right of way?
Public rights of way are highways. Legally, they only differ from the roads which you drive along by the types of traffic entitled to use them. Public path is a collective term for all public rights of way.There are two types of public path within the city:
• Footpaths are for use by people on foot.
• Bridleways are open to walkers, equestrians and cyclists.
There are other paths along which the public enjoy a right of way, these include:
• Cycle tracks, which are routes over which the public have a right of way on pedal cycle, with or without a right of way on foot. They can be associated with an adjacent carriageway, usually in lieu of a footway, or be independent from any other route.
• Permissive paths, being a path which the landowner permits the public to use, with the intention that it should not become a public right of way.
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