Cycle parking
to be extended
from seafront

PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 November 2013

BMX biker ready to go

BMX biker ready to go


Planned cycle parking is set to be extended from Sidmouth’s seafront after concerns it will cause confusion.

Bike riding is banned from the Esplanade, so locals and tourists will be encouraged to park at the Arches, and at other new sites.

Town councillors are keen to make the most of the legacy of the Tour of Britain, but rejected plans for a covered area near the Tourist Information Centre (TIC).

Devon County Council has offered the cycle parking, and civic leaders have been trying to fine-tune the locations.

Discussions were deferred to last Monday’s meeting from August as members said they needed more information.

Councillor Chris Wale said the town is promoting cycling from a tourism point of view, and it would send a mixed message to extend cycle paths but not provide parking.

The proposed Esplanade stands have been moved inland, to the Arches on the western side and next to Alma Bridge in the east.

Sites outside Lloyds Bank and the Radway Cinema were both agreed.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald