Transport & Traffic

Photograph of a traffic jam

According to our polls in the past, residents and visitors alike wish to see better management of the traffic in Sidmouth.

Welcome to the Traffic & Transport Action Group

The founding group members, Pat and David Addis who are residents of the town, were keen to motivate and encourage people and businesses in the town work towards a viable and workable traffic management plan, which would benefit all who live, work, trade and visit Sidmouth.

Action points for the Transport Group: -

  1. To bring together local interest groups to work towards a traffic management plan for the area, which would take into account the concerns of the business community as well as those of the tourists and the residents

  2. To press forward with proposals for a Park and Ride schemes on the out skirts of the town

  3. Continue to encourage Stuart Hughes to bring forward the meeting regarding the Traffic Management Plan for the area

The Addis' laid the groundwork, which included in-depth surveys of those impacted by problems and potential changes to current arrangements both locally and in various areas of Devon, also opening up these issues for discussion with the local authorities.

A round-table discussion was held in Sidmouth in the autumn of 2008, and the proposals resulting from that and other work were passed on to the local authorities for inclusion in the Local Transport Plan. The participants agreed on the need to move forward with improvements to the town centre, and the need for a forceful approach to the introduction of a Park and Ride Scheme.

Our next meeting is on 25 April. New members are always welcome. Do come along!

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