Public rights of way

A public right of way is a piece of land over which the public have a right to pass.  They can be carriageways, footpaths, bridleways, byways (open to all traffic), restricted byways and cycle routes. View our public rights of way plan.

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, section 60, placed a duty on all local Highway Authorities to prepare a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (RoWIP).

Redbridge Council have produced a RoWIP to identify how to improve public rights of ways for walkers, cyclists, equestrians and people with mobility issues.  The RoWIP sets out how we intend to improve our public rights of way, with particular attention given to public footpaths, bridleways and byways.

The plan has given Redbridge the opportunity to reassess the public rights of way network and its relevance to its users.  It aims to make more places accessible to more people, and remove some of the barriers preventing people from enjoying the outdoors.