The IoM Department of Infrastructure has published new proposals for re-development of the Douglas Promenades (and retaining only part of the Horse Tramway), to be re-considered and voted on by Tynwald members at its December sitting.
In summary, Tynwald is asked to endorse the following principles for the reconstruction of the Douglas Promenades:
i. The roadways and drainage are to be fully reconstructed;
ii. The twin tracks between Broadway and Summerhill are to be renewed in the current location;
iii. The rails are to be laid in such a manner as to support a heritage or potential future light rail electric tramway system;
iv. The existing parking provision and kerb alignments are to be largely retained in the northern end of the Promenade;
v. The area around the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre on Harris Promenade is to benefit from broader improvement and the provision of a tramway terminus;
vi. The current tramway is to be removed but a tram corridor is to be allowed for in the section of the Promenade running between the Sea Terminal and the War Memorial to provide for the possible future extension of the tramway;
vii. Enhanced surfaces are to be provided for footpaths, side roads and highways between Regent Street and Broadway.
To view the covering memo from Minister Mr Ray Harmer, CLICK HERE.
To view the full report with proposals and recommendations, CLICK HERE.