Is the current road network a constraint on development? The effectiveness of the Island’s road network creates strong debate.
We have an excellent public transport system; however we rely on cars because of our location, this creates a level of journeys on the access route to Portland comparable to other highly used A roads across Dorset. The recent winter storms have again highlighted the vulnerability of the Beach Rd.
Can we establish a managed approach to our footpaths and create bridleways and cycle ways? Can we reduce car usage? Do we need to create an effective park and ride system? Are there car parking issues that we need to address? Do we need to consider further changes to speed limits?
Has the removal of the Western Relief Rd (Wyke/Lanehouse by pass) and the Underhill By-pass plans restricted future viability commercial sites on Portland?
Would a new West Country rail/rapid transport solution help to underpin a number of projects on the Island, in particular the ‘Destination Portland’ concept which includes continued development of the Port. Is this a realistic option?
With so many questions here, at what point should a transport review be triggered? Should the Neighbourhood Plan be a prompt for such a review?