Borough Walking Maps

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Who is responsible for producing definitive rights of way maps within Greater London? What work has TfL done to ensure that these maps are up to date, and will TfL include this right of way information in its pedestrian way-finding strategies?


Answer for Borough Walking Maps

Answer for Borough Walking Maps

Answered By: 
The Mayor

These maps are usually prepared by a surveying authority and are a legal record of the public's rights of way in one of four categories: - footpath - bridleway- road used as a public path - byway open to all traffic In London, each borough is the surveying authority. However, the twelve inner London borough councils and the City of London are not legally required to produce a definitive map. Production of definitive maps and statements is a duty set out in the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. TfL does not have a custodial role in the duty on boroughs. However data on the rights of way network in outer London is available and TfL is intending to make this available within Journey Planner.