NOV 00] STRATFORD ON AVON DISTRICT COUNCIL NEWS
Stratford Bikers Could Get A New Home
who converge on Stratford every weekend could soon find themselves
being moved to a new home.
and county councillors have been looking at various options for
building a new motorcycle park in the town.
problem was first raised several years ago when concern was
expressed at the number of bikers parking illegally in Waterside.
was solved with the creation of an area where motorcycles could be
parked in the street, following consultation with police and
the town has now become a victim of its own success, and demand
has grown for spaces in the town centre.
about the possible location of a new home for the motorcyclists
have been considered by Warwickshire County Council, and are due
to be discussed next week by district councillors in Stratford.
on the Unicorn meadow car park next to the Bridgeway
area in front of the Moathouse Hotel at the junction of
Bridgefoot and Bridgeway
another section of Waterside
over some or all of the Unicorn Meadow car park
report complied by Paul Ogden at Stratford District Council said
the scheme would only work if the correct was location was chosen,
as the motorcyclists liked to be able to show off their machines
to the public.
proposals would have a permanent and potentially detrimental
impact on this approach to the town.
is the main pedestrian route from the main visitor car and coach
parks, which together provide 1,260 car spaces and 70 coach
safety pf pedestrians and motorcyclists accessing and leaving
the schemes remains of concern.
for a charge are likely to be on a voluntary basis as without
appropriate barriers a pay and display system would be required
which is not practical for motorcycles.”
report to the Avon Area Committee added that if the Unicorn Meadow
car park option is followed – which would free up the largest
amount of space – it could cost the council up to £25,000 a
year in lost income.
are being asked to choose an option, suggest an alternative, or
reject all the plans.