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Walking and Cycling Friendly Road

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Walking & Cycling Friendly Road
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Signage just off the B996 at Milnathort
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Walking & Cycling Friendly Roads are rural roads signed with 40mph speed limits or lower and this text in a plate underneath. The principle is obvious, in that they are rural roads where traffic is encouraged to stay slow and look out for walkers and cyclists, and probably although not explicitly, horse riders. Some councils refer to such roads under the slightly catchier 'Green Routes' title, but this term can cover a number of other initiatives as well.

There are a number of these routes to be found in various areas of Scotland, Perth and Kinross Council and Angus Council were early adopters, but other authorities have now implemented them on a number of routes across the Central Belt of Scotland. Early routes were generally 40mph, but more recently 20 and 30 limits have been put in place.

Jersey Green Lanes

Green Lane signage on Jersey

A similar initiative is in place in most of the parishes of Jersey. The islands maximum speed limit is 40mph, so the speed limit used is a mere 15mph. The roads are signed as 'Green Lanes' with a bespoke image, and the speed limit signed separately below. The vast majority of Green Lanes are narrow rural lanes serving a handful of properties each. The islands road network is surprisingly dense, so in the majority of cases there are better, quicker routes very close at hand.




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