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Motor Vehicles and Rights of Way - WC03001

Very little is known about the recreational use of public rights of way by motor vehicles. There is anecdotal information, and information about the effects of different groups of users on particular ways but no comprehensive data across the network. The research is intended to collect comprehensive information to complement Countryside Agency data on use by walkers, equestrians and cyclists. The project will also look at the effects of use on different types of way (eg different surfacing mediums, maintenance regimes), wildlife and enjoyment by others.
Project Documents
• Executive Summary : Motort Vehicles on Byways   (76k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2004

Cost: £106,270
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Faber Maunsell
Access to Countryside              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Wildlife Conservation