It is understood that the Devon County Council has now given the go-ahead to make a study available to the wider public.
This is the study commissioned by the council and led by Sustrans, the national organisation “enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.”
Here’s the opening section:
“Sustrans is working with a sub-group of the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and the Otter Trail Group to develop plans to encourage walking and cycling as an everyday transport choice in Sidmouth and neighbouring settlements”
“The partners in the project are represented by a local steering group which includes a wide range of local people, all with an interest in local transport, representing the Sid Vale Association, the County Council at member and officer level; the AONB; and Save our Sidmouth.”
It should be available on the Sustrans website shortly:
Meanwhile, it is on-line at the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan portal on the Sidmouth Town Council’s website:
And on the Otter Trail website:
For a hi-res version, you can go to Dropbox:
The next steps will probably involve the likes of the Vision Group:
Next steps for the local community
We have made a number of specific and general recommendations within this report all aimed at
increasing the level of cycling and walking in Sidmouth and on the NCN in East Devon. A number
of bodies will have to be engaged in order to actually deliver what we have recommended – if our
recommendations are accepted – but we have been asked to suggest the next steps for the local
community; actions which are within their scope and influence.