The power of pictures

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In the days before you started trail riding, did you know what a B.O.A.T. meant? How many countryside users actually know that the track they are walking down is actually legally classified as a road? Do you think that if they knew, they may behave differently?

Hampshire County Council weren't convinced that everyone knew what a Byway sign stood for (riders included) so they decided to do something about it. Following the lead of their neighbours Surrey County Council, they worked with their local TRF group to produce clear signage that used pictures to illustrate who was allowed on the trail.

Over a period of three years, the council created the signs and gave them to the TRF along with locations marked on maps to go out and install. Here Tony Carter talks us through what happened.


Think this is a good idea? Why don't you share it with your local TRF Rights Of Way Officer and suggest a meeting with your local council?