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Steve in Sidmouth Sidmouth 2009 Whos going? (103* d) RE: Sidmouth 2009 Whos going? 10 Aug 09


It would be a very good idea if car movements were limited either to your once-on-you-stay policy or a twice per week policy to allow for Waitrose shopping. However, as with all car restriction ideas, the first step is to provide viable and safe alternatives.

Walking along the Bulverton Road is nowadays less safe than in the past because there are so few warning signs for drivers. Also a better bus service would help. There were some complaints about the service being 40 minutes rather than 20. I didn't use it myself.

Ambulances have been called in the last two years to accidents along this road during folk week - I heard various stories about the one this year - pedestrian vs cyclist or two cyclists vs car - there were several versions! Anyone know exactly what happened?

There were major problems in the town centre finding somewhere to chain bicycles - maybe the festival could encourage bicycle use - the Town Council should be doing this anyway now the full cycle track to Sidford has been completed.

This would make B&B at Sidford a very viable proposition - use your car to come to Sidmouth with bicycles on the back, park up for the week and cycle in every day in complete safety. I have people in my garden staying in motorhomes who do just this - they think the easy ride in is much preferable to the official campsite. And they get electric hookup thrown in for free!

I would like to see the festival provide additional temporary bicycle chaining points - additional to the many extra permanent ones that the Town Council should be providing.


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