- Riding on access land
this is where we need better representation and to be talking to gvmt at minister level;
CPosted 9 years ago
Hang on…DEFRA are looking to encourage more access for cyclists and horse riders by developing new routes??? WTF? Start by opening up more accessing on existing routes…looks like another excuse to waste a lot of money and not getting it right…Posted 9 years ago
I don’t really understand that, but the answer refers to access routes
I thought the idea of “open access” was that people could walk anywhere, not just follow footpaths.
Isn’t that what the question was about ? Allowing cyclists to ride anywhere.
I ticked the No box anyway.Posted 9 years ago
Good point, Dick.Posted 9 years ago
Turning existing footpaths in to bridleways would be a lot easier than “developing new routes”.
It is possible that the answer is just badly worded. Turning a footpath into a bridleway would be making it a new route for cyclists. But yes, a bad answer for being unclear.Posted 9 years ago
It’s a badly worded answer, but what do you expect from a badly worded question .Posted 9 years ago
It is a badly worded question isn’t it.Posted 9 years ago
I think he meant to ask about the Right to Roam, not rights of way.
Having worked at Defra (on a contract), I wouldn’t trust them to do anything – even if all I needed were pi55 holes in the snow.Posted 9 years ago
Just a thought. Have you exhausted our current rights of way yet?Posted 9 years ago
Bridleways, yes.Posted 9 years ago
Footpaths, not yet.
Uk wide. Doubt it!Posted 9 years ago
Yeah, I should have said within 5 miles of home, or in my local area, or something like that shouldn’t I.
Anyway, there’s two issues here.Posted 9 years ago
One is allowing cyclists to use what are currently footpaths.
The other is allowing cyclists the right to roam on Open Access land in the way pedestrians can.
Neither the original question or answer make it clear which they are referring to.
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