Jurassic Coast water taxi to be piloted
A meeting of the East Devon and West Dorset Waterborne Transport Working Group due to take place on April 19th will discuss plans for a water taxi scheme which it is hoped will link various towns along the Jurassic Coast, including Lyme Regis.
According to a recent report by the Jurassic Coast Partnership (JCP), the ambitious proposals should cater for 75,000 passengers and make 122,000 trips, potentially using a catamaran which would have a capacity of 90.
With Dorset County Council hoping for a grant from the Coastal Community Fund, a statement pointed out that the taxi would be ideally suited for providing transport to some of the holiday parks situated along the coastline.
Lyme Regis has been named as one of the stops on the initial pilot journey, with the seaside town being amongst the most popular destinations for visitors to the Jurassic Coast.
The water taxi would also be a unique way of exploring the area for any holidaymakers staying at Lyme Regis hotels during the busy summer period.
Published on 14/04/2012.