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Operation Byway Police talking to motorcyclists on Stake Road 'Green Lane'

B10 – Green lanes

Maintain ‘green lanes’ and, where appropriate, manage use by recreational motor vehicles, including enforcing any restrictions imposed by Traffic Regulation Orders.


How the local partners are doing on this objective

Progress: Data for 2023 shows that compliance by recreational motor vehicles on sensitive green lanes with permanent traffic regulation orders was at 95%, slightly down from the previous year.

Works to improve the surfaces of green lanes have been completed (with financial support from North Yorkshire Council) along Dubbing Garth Lane, Low Row, Busk Lane & Stake Road Bainbridge, West Cam Road, Hawes and Dawsons Close, Halton Gill.


Press Releases & related articles:

9 August 2022Trail Riders donate to byways maintenance

Rationale: The use of byways and unsurfaced unclassified roads by recreational motor vehicles is not as contentious an issue as it once was.  However, the Yorkshire Dales Local Access Forum firmly believes that it is only through continued careful monitoring, management and maintenance that the current stable situation will be sustained.

Lead partner:  Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Supporting partners: North Yorkshire Council; Westmorland & Furness Council; Lancashire County Council; North Yorkshire Police; Cumbria Police; Lancashire Police; Land Access & Recreation Association; Trail Riders Fellowship; Yorkshire Dales Local Access Forum

Further information:  YDNPA – Green Lanes Management;  

Cost over 5 years:  £300,000

Funding shortfall:   None

Related objectives:   A2; B1

Ecosystem services: Tranquillity; Recreation; Sense of history; Sense of place and inspiration

Trade-offs:  None

Baseline: 97% compliance with the Traffic Regulation Orders that were in place in the former National Park area