right-of-way

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right-of-way

(1) The right to use another's land for ingress or egress,which is a type of easement. (2) Either deeded rights or easement rights in the government for public roads, streets, and highways. Government rights-of-way may extend for many feet outside the paved boundary or even beyond the shoulder of the road. Typical rights-of-way are measured from 30 to 50 feet from the centerline of the road and may be larger if the government secured enough land for future road widening. (Before building, excavating, or even planting trees along the side of a road, one should check with the local road department for right-of-way measurements.)

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But category 3 and 4 rights of ways - those used only occasionally and those with "no obvious benefit or potential" - will be sidelined.
Viv Knight, EGB secretary, said: "Many of us have bridleways and rights of ways near to where we live that are overgrown, have poor gates, no signs, and uncooperative landowners who do not like horse riders.
He said: "The public rights of way are used by all age groups, but are very important to our older residents.
If Clr Bolt is aware of historic instances where footpaths and bridleways have not been properly diverted he should bring them to the attention of the council's public rights of way officer, who can then take appropriate action.