Narrow bridges

Double yellow lines for roads around Two Bridges

Road safety improvements have been installed on a busy stretch of road in Two Bridges, troubled by irresponsible parking.

A ‘no waiting at any time’ order came into effect on the roads around Two Bridges. The road has long suffered from parking issues, which is not only visually intrusive, but has also led to road safety issues, including reduced visibility and a narrowing of the road, which can make it difficult for vehicles to pass.

Devon County Council (DCC) delivered the order which was backed by both DNPA and Dartmoor Forest Parish Council. It entered into force on April 29. The order prevents people from parking on a section of the B3212 Postbridge/Moretonhampstead road; the B3357 past Two Bridges Hotel to just past the Princetown/Plymouth junction.

Long-term safety concerns prompted DNPA, in conjunction with CDC, to install no-wait/no-park cones along the stretch to help manage parking issues. “We welcome the no-holds-barred proposal,” said Andrew Watson, recreation, access and grounds manager for the Dartmoor National Park Authority.

“We believe this will go a long way to improving road safety for all road users and alleviating problems such as obstructive parking.” Cllr Stuart Hughes, Cabinet Member of Devon County Council for Motorway Management, said:

“I am glad that this traffic regulation ordinance is in effect. Careless parking can not only negatively affect the visitor experience for many, but it can also be dangerous. I am convinced that these measures will make people feel safer.

On behalf of Dartmoor Forest Parish Council Chair, Cllr Alison Geen, said: “Dartmoor Forest Parish Council is very grateful to DNPA for acting on our request to introduce this restriction. parking. We hope this will make driving past the Two Bridges Hotel on the B3357 much safer for everyone.