More park­ing woes

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Comment -

Sun­day’s Motogp was fan­tas­tic. Drama, spec­ta­cle and Bri­tish in­ter­est. Shame the day was ru­ined by poor or­gan­i­sa­tion. Hav­ing queued to get into the car park, we were di­rected out again and down the road to find the dis­abled park­ing. Once parked we were ad­vised of the £30 park­ing charge which we would have to go the of­fice to pay. No dropped kerb so we had to strug­gle with the wheel­chair. Ai­dan, email A Sil­ver­stone spokesman said: “Fol­low­ing the end of Sun­day’s Motogp race the vast ma­jor­ity of our fans chose to leave the venue im­me­di­ately. This re­sulted in con­sid­er­able pres­sure be­ing put on the gate­ways and roads ex­it­ing the venue as a to­tal of 30,000 ve­hi­cles left the cir­cuit and also the lo­cal camp­sites. This caused de­lays for some fans who were left ex­tremely frus­trated and for this we do apol­o­gise.

“We will be work­ing with Motogp and Cir­cuit of Wales to en­sure that the timetable for the event in 2017 is struc­tured in an at­tempt to avoid a re­peat of these cir­cum­stances. We will also be tak­ing a very close look at the traf­fic man­age­ment sys­tem that is put in place for Motogp.”

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