The Isle of Wight Council, in conjunction with Island Roads, has started a consultation on the proposed full pedestrianisation of part of Ryde High Street.
Since 1985, motorists have been able to drive up the partially pedestrianised Ryde High Street between the hours of 18:00 and 08:00 – Monday to Saturday – and all day on Sundays. Not only has this made navigating the town easier, but customers to the local fish and chip shops have been able to easily park, as have those attending Leo Leisure’s bingo and cinema. It has also provided evening parking for local residents.
However, the wheels are now in motion to stop normal motorists being able to travel up the one-way street between Garfield Road and Star Street altogether, including access to Anglesea Street. The move is being supported by Ryde Town Council and Ryde Business Association.
Under the proposals, businesses receiving deliveries will only be able to do so between the hours of 06:00 and 10:00. Access to Mill Lane and off-street premises will be maintained.
Anyone wanting to object to or support the proposals can do so via email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Friday 29th March 2019. Alternatively, representations can be made in writing to:
Highways PFI Contract Programme Manager
St Christopher House
42 Daish Way
Isle of Wight