The 1998 feasibility study predicted that if we did not have a fixed link one of the outcomes would be that our financial status would worsen vs the rest of SE England.
There is currently a small movement to ‘fix the ferries’.
How can this work?
How is it possible to ‘fix’ the relationship two private companies, dedicated to returning best value for their corporate shareholders and the Isle of Wight? Continue reading Why ‘fixing the ferries’ won’t work
For several months during the summer and Autumn of 2014 the “Are Wightlink the Right link?” Facebook group has been consistently bombarded by posted complaints from disgruntled customers using the Isle of Wight ferry companies.
A big thank you to Michael Player for his excellent post:
I have lived on the Island for over 20 years and seen the ever increasing price of the Ferry travel and the decrease in service. Some island residents cannot any longer afford to cross the Solent and feel trapped. I am please I am not one of them.
Having been a serving Police Officer I want to address the issue often raised by those oppose to a fixed link. Continue reading Concerns about crime from a fixed link
These are for year ending March 2014, from ONS data and are per thousand people living in the Community Safety Partnerships, so are normalised (not dependent on overall population numbers). Continue reading Crime statistics
This proposed route runs from Thorness to Lepe. It requires 7km of road, 3km of tunnel and 2km of bridge. Continue reading Thorness to Lepe link costs
‘How will we ever afford it?!’ come the cries. It’s understandable, with the explosion of billion pound projects around the UK and the world, everyone should be concerned about the cost of a fixed link.
How do we stop the costs mushrooming? Continue reading Fixed Link Costs