Yes I know there is a previous thread on this subject but it has gotten very long and I didn't want this to get lost.
This link should take you to the Devon County Council officer's recommendation as to what should happen. Final decision rests with Devon County Council Cabinet councillors.
There's been no response. That takes me by surprise a bit given what strong feelings some have expressed on this matter.
No-one got anything to say then about the recommendation being for both the full pedestrianisation and the hybrid option (pedestrianised between 10-4) to be rejected and that what should happen is for The Strand to open to traffic all the time, for the pavement to be widened and the wall by the Lawn to be to be replaced with railings with parking on one side only?
I thought both Dawlish Blue and B'nut might have had something to say...........
All good Lynne ..hope they get moving on it and Dawlish can then catch up to the standard of other towns.
Would have plenty of comments had it been about Council spending lol.
I thought as I had made my feelings perfectly clear on my objections to both P and the hybrid scheme I thought I would refrain and see what others thought. Common sense maybe has prevailed , the logistics of our town always made it a "no brainer". I still would like to see some attention to the Lawn, Tucks Plot and the Brook included in this scheme, as that used to be the Jewel in the Crown
As I've said previously, the cost of widening High Street, almost certainly having to remove the pavement on one side, and modifying the top of Queen Street to allow the big trucks and coaches to turn into High Street, would never have been accepted, so it was a non-starter.
I'm wondering why, if the final decision is based on the Devon County Council officer's recommendation, they bothered with a public consultation? A lot of time, money and arguments could have been saved!
It'll be interesting to see what the Cabinet's decision will be next Wednesday.
... and I still think the hybrid scheme would be best for the future of The Strand!
Im sorry DB can you not see that none of these options will work because theROADS ARE NOT CAPABLE OF TAKING THE TRAFFIC these schemes would entail, as has been said on FB a lot of money could have been saved it they had looked at the road and traffic layouts first!!!!!
What is the difference between a lorry / coach as now going down the High Street turning left into Queen Street from going up Queen Street and turning right into the High Street? Country bus used Pointer Darts longer vehicles on the town bus and negotiated the Brumswick turn to serve the Surgery and up Queen Street. On Carnival days very long wagons / trucks are expected to make all these bends with crowds of people on each side of the road on all the bends and standing in the road!!!!
I give up!!!!!
because you cant be educated in the logistics of this town which you said was glad to be leaving, so it wont affect you in anyway!!!
Then leave the town exactly as it is now...
Interesting to read of a campaign to de-pedestrianise a thoroughfare in Torre. Also interesting to read that Newton Abbot and rural towns and villages are hoping to extend the free Sunday parking scheme to year-round, but that Dawlish and Teignmouth will have to wait until next winter for it to resume. Second class citizens again?
I prefer to think of it as the town centre, a lot can still be done to make it a more pleasant place, widen pavement, put road back as it used to be before pavements to nowhere and bollards where put in.Parking only on the Lawnside with railings and a pavement. Landscape the Lawn properly with more inviting flower beds, clean and revitalise the Brook, address Tucks Plot, get some better lights to go along the Brook and the sea front, put some lighting around the flower beds the low level ones, also put some planters along the sea front and look after them