Quiet Lanes Suffolk

Artwork by Claudia Myatt

A Quiet Lane is a nationally recognised designation of single track road (i.e. no line markings), typically with less than 1,000 vehicle use per day.
Quiet Lanes EXPECT the lane to be used by a variety of people, animals and transport, and to RESPECT each others rights to considerate road use!

The lane is hosted by a local, rural community, such as a parish or village group, who recognise that Quiet Lane designation can bring benefit to their local quality of life. The Quiet Lane is not owned by the AONB or Suffolk County Council Highways, who supported the process and the pilot, but by the community itself.

In 2013-2014 there was a pilot project in Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that resulted in 13 lanes for 7 Parishes within the AONB being designated as a quiet lane (QL).

"Quiet Lanes are an aspiration for better and more considerate use of the rural lanes in the AONB and hopes to see the development of an informal network across the area."
The AONB Management Plan for 2013 - 2018

Quiet Lanes Suffolk aims to benefit everyone who lives in, works in and visits the area to encourage the use of more active forms of travel - walking, cycling, riding, scooters.

This website is the focal point for a county-wide mass deployment of QL's thanks to funding, volunteers and support from the County, District, Parish councils and community.