Author: Harriet Jordan

Petition to stop local authorities from closing legal routes

The green lanes in our countryside should be available for everyone to ride, right? A petition has been created to stop local authorities and local council highways from closing an unsurfaced road without offering a similar route or facility in its place.

Currently, due to many local authorities closing legal routes, the available number of green lanes in the UK is at a critically low number. The creator of the petition states that this can result in the illegal use of unsuitable lanes without vehicle status.

To prevent authorities from simply closing the routes and worsening the diminutive number of green lanes, the petition demands that, legally, authorities need to provide alternative routes. The petition still needs more signatures to reach the 10,000 mark and gain a response from the government.

Has the closing of green lanes impacted you? Sign the petition and have your say in our comments section, or on our Facebook and Twitter.