In 1987, the Countryside Commission and local authorities agreed to work together towards a ‘national target’ for rights of way. This was that by the end of the century all rights of way in England should be:
• legally defined;
• properly maintained (easy to find, follow and use);
• well publicised.
The rights of way condition survey 2000* measured progress towards achieving the national target. It followed on from the surveys carried out in 1988 and 1994 which had concentrated on whether paths were properly maintained. The 2000 survey assessed rights of way from the point of view of walkers, cyclists, horse riders, carriage drivers and motorists.
This report is available for historic and research purposes.