Route Management

There are a number of components to route management and links from this page should provide basic guidance and examples of good practice. Below we deal with Voluntary Restraint, but follow this link for a comprehensive guide to Traffic Regulation Orders.

To assist users to object tosome of the politically motivated TROs we currently see, LARA have looked for highway authority policies on TROs and listed them for you in the hope that you will have a start point to fight discrimination. This PDF file is a work in progress and will be added to over time. Start by clicking here.

Keeping old roads in good condition is the recommended management tool. Learn more about the National Green Lane Day, where the users undertake various tasks related to minor carriageway maintenance.

Please download and print our three-fold leaflet – LARA's Byway Code

There are more traffic management papers on our Publications page on this topic of traffic management which we would commend to you.


Voluntary Restraint

To assist both users and highway authorities LARA believe that there is common ground that can form the basis of sustainable route management.

There are, of course, some high profile examples where inclusive route management has been used effectively, but if you have examples of other schemes that have brought benefit, please let us know.

Please note our Voluntary Restrain scheme, whereby routes can be maintained in good order and users have confidence that future use is secure. Some have said that voluntary restraint does not work, but we find that these were local agreements with one user group. The LARA scheme encompases many more users and has been shown to be most effective in the past.

For more information on the LARA voluntary restraint scheme, click here.