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Commons

Real estate, especially open space, that belongs to a community as a whole. Regulations governing how commons may be used (for example, how they may be used for commerce) vary by jurisdiction.
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Yet grazing is good for the viability of the common, its vegetation and its public enjoyment.
"We have called for a blanket speed limit of 40mph wherever a road crosses a common which is not fenced on both sides across Wales, and lower if the common is already within a speed-limit zone, for example, where it is within, or adjoins, a town or village.
"Then people will know that unfenced commons are special, they will recognise that they must slow down, for the good of the animals, the public and the unspoiled habitat of the common."