Re: Difficulties Accessing Shared Private Way
well, since you cannot even place a legal right to use the drive, I cannot see how anybody can suggest an answer to your questions. IF you have legal right to use the drive, the unfettered part may not be possible. In many situations, the property owner of an easement can place obstructions in a drive but cannot prevent use in general.
as to the folks complaining about you using your drive (presuming you do have a legal right to use the drive), tell them to have their kids go play in some other street. In fact, I would strongly suggest you do determine the legal status of the lane. YOU may have a great deal of liability in this situation should a child be injured on the property.
So, figure out who owns the lane and who has legal rights to use of the lane and then you can figure out what rights you have in all of this.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.