PARALYMPIC GAMES: Networking

WEYMOUTH and Portland residents are advised that a Paralympic Route Network (PRN) will be in operation from today.

The PRN has been designed to minimise disruption to road users. The route covers the A31 and A35 into Dorset then carries along the A354 through Weymouth to the sailing venue at Osprey Quay .

Traffic regulation orders will apply along the Westwey Road – Portland Road corridor until Thursday, September 6, which means there can be no waiting, stopping or parking along the route.

Dorset County Council says so that residents and businesses can go about their usual businesses as best they can, certain exemptions will apply:

  • Buses will be running as usual at their regular bus stops
  • Taxis will be able to pick up and drop off along the route
  • Where a no waiting zone applies, deliveries can have up to 20 minutes for a continuous load/unload
  • On call doctors, nurses and midwives displaying the relevant identification in their cars can park along the route to carry out visits
  • Royal Mail/couriers can carry out pick-up/drop-off service as usual along the route
  • Vehicles displaying a valid Blue Badge will be able to stop to drop-off/pick-up disabled passengers A map detailing the Paralympic Route Network can be found at dorsetforyou.com/sailing2012/residents-parking

HANNAH Stodel, 27, had the honour of lighting the Paralympic cauldron at Portland.

She was honoured to be chosen, but admitted feeling more nervous than competing on the Paralympic stage. She said: “I was more nervous doing that than I will be racing I reckon. It was really special, and really nice to be asked to do it.”

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12:26pm Sat 1 Sep 12

portlandboy says...

"Traffic regulation orders will apply along the Westwey Road – Portland Road corridor until Thursday, September 6, which means there can be no waiting, stopping or parking along the route."

Well the 4 car accident on the Portland Road this morning has put that plan out then hasn't it. How will the Olympic organisers work around that? Traffic stopped in both directions for well over an hour so far...
"Traffic regulation orders will apply along the Westwey Road – Portland Road corridor until Thursday, September 6, which means there can be no waiting, stopping or parking along the route." Well the 4 car accident on the Portland Road this morning has put that plan out then hasn't it. How will the Olympic organisers work around that? Traffic stopped in both directions for well over an hour so far... portlandboy

12:29pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Crabber says...

PMSL that didn't include the 4 car pile up outside Stuart Barnes offices in Wyke this morning though did it ?
PMSL that didn't include the 4 car pile up outside Stuart Barnes offices in Wyke this morning though did it ? Crabber

1:05pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Presstostop says...

It seems that boat owners are still allowed to park on the clearway that is Westwey Road regardless of any parking regulations. Its another case, in this town, of its not what you know but who.
It seems that boat owners are still allowed to park on the clearway that is Westwey Road regardless of any parking regulations. Its another case, in this town, of its not what you know but who. Presstostop

4:32pm Sat 1 Sep 12

EvilBunny says...

Presstostop wrote:
It seems that boat owners are still allowed to park on the clearway that is Westwey Road regardless of any parking regulations. Its another case, in this town, of its not what you know but who.
The ANPR cameras will monitor the clearway and offenders should expect automated tickets of £120 in the post (boat owners beware).
[quote][p][bold]Presstostop[/bold] wrote: It seems that boat owners are still allowed to park on the clearway that is Westwey Road regardless of any parking regulations. Its another case, in this town, of its not what you know but who.[/p][/quote]The ANPR cameras will monitor the clearway and offenders should expect automated tickets of £120 in the post (boat owners beware). EvilBunny

5:18pm Sat 1 Sep 12

portlandboy says...

EvilBunny wrote:
Presstostop wrote:
It seems that boat owners are still allowed to park on the clearway that is Westwey Road regardless of any parking regulations. Its another case, in this town, of its not what you know but who.
The ANPR cameras will monitor the clearway and offenders should expect automated tickets of £120 in the post (boat owners beware).
So why has this not been successful in stopping the parking so far?
Do all the cameras that were fitted in the area for the Olympics have this ANPR system? If so why are people not fined for parking on the pavements of the A354 between Weymouth and Portland, where roadside parking restrictions apply?
[quote][p][bold]EvilBunny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Presstostop[/bold] wrote: It seems that boat owners are still allowed to park on the clearway that is Westwey Road regardless of any parking regulations. Its another case, in this town, of its not what you know but who.[/p][/quote]The ANPR cameras will monitor the clearway and offenders should expect automated tickets of £120 in the post (boat owners beware).[/p][/quote]So why has this not been successful in stopping the parking so far? Do all the cameras that were fitted in the area for the Olympics have this ANPR system? If so why are people not fined for parking on the pavements of the A354 between Weymouth and Portland, where roadside parking restrictions apply? portlandboy

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