| Commentary

195 General

| Commentary

4: HIGHWAYS

195 General

Still defined by common law, much of the law as it relates to public rights of way is now found in a detailed statutory framework. Public rights of way recognised by modern law include carriageways1, restricted byways2, cycle tracks3, bridleways4 and footpaths5. These are referred to in this part as ‘highways’6. The basic right of highway is the right to pass and repass along any highway in the manner permitted by its designation. It is likely a person may also do things reasonably incidental to their journey, for example pause in order to rest or to

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