Monday, 13 July 2009

Sunday afternoon dodging traffic in Ramsgate High Street.

Due to the rather peculiar rules that surround the pedestrianisation of the centre of Ramsgate on Sundays we have a situation in some ways reminiscent of the 60s.

As most of you will know Ramsgate is a busy shopping centre even on Sunday when some of the shops are closed but on Sundays traffic is allowed into the pedestrian part of the town centre.

As there are no yellow lines, cars park just about anywhere and pedestrians dodge around them trying to avoid what can be quite fast traffic.

Click on the picture to enlarge it, it was taken yesterday afternoon at about 3 and is fairly typical of the situation.

The pedestrianisation of Ramsgate turned into a total mess as the special organisation set up to design it and consult with local people left before it was completed, so TDC stopped the work where it was three quarters finished.


  1. I agree that it is dangerous - in evenings as well as weekends. Why can't the pedestrian rules apply all week apart from a slot for deliveries - but that should be for delivery vans not just any car. I have seen cars come up Harbour Street then turn right into King Street on Friday mornings trying to drive through hordes of people with half the road already taken up with market stalls - completely crazy.

  2. I complete misread this as 'Sunday afternoon dogging traffic in Ramsgate High Street' when it first popped up. I was gonna say, you're more likely to encounter that sort of thing down at the Lido car park on a Saturday night, aren't you?


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