Motoring, Isle of Wight

If it’s to do with cars, motorbikes and motoring around the Island generally, you’ll find it here.

Anything that might get you around the Isle of Wight.

Bestival 2015: Your guide to traffic restrictions

Bestival traffic is inevitable with so many coming to the Isle of Wight to enjoy it. Here's a guide of road changes and where to avoid, if you're not going.

Friday, 4th September, 2015 10:22am

By Simon Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 16th July

Road closed

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (16th July), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Thursday, 16th July, 2015 8:05am

By Simon Perry

Wootton Bridge: Further background sent to councillors

wootton bridge road

Councillor's letter talks of serious structural weaknesses; weight and speed limit likely and a four week to four month closure being possible depending on the level of repair undertaken.

Friday, 10th July, 2015 3:03pm

By Simon Perry with 35 readers' comments

‘The Motorway’ on the Isle of Wight! : So says Google

The Motorway - closeup

You might have heard people referring to the Isle of Wight's Motorway and not believed there was one. But it must be true, because according to Google Maps, it really does exist.

Monday, 13th April, 2015 7:34pm

By Simon Perry with 8 readers' comments

Happy or unhappy about Island Roads? Here’s your chance to officially score them

Pedestrians sign:

Have you got an opinion on how Island Roads have been doing? Well, this quick survey is your very rare chance for you to have your say. Don't miss out.

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 1:31pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Shortcomings of highways PFI deal could cost the council multi-millions: Here’s why

Oh Dear - lady with purse:

Cllr Phil Jordan was recently put in charge of overseeing the Island Roads' PFI contract. He's now got an understanding of the failures of the original contract the last Conservative administration locked Island tax-payers into for 25 years. The shortcomings are shocking and deeply worrying.

Monday, 9th February, 2015 1:10pm

By Simon Perry with 57 readers' comments

Car crashes into two parked vehicles

Cars in crash - Upper Bonchurch - 5 Nov 2014

Eye witness says two parked cars were hit, pushing one of them over a pavement and through fence of a nearby house.

Thursday, 6th November, 2014 8:46am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Honda VFR800 2014 Mini-Review: Motorbikes make traffic jams a thing of the past

Honda VFR800 2014

Our mini-review of the new Honda VFR800 tells you how you can escape Island traffic jams and rekindle your love of motorbikes at Saturday's Honda open day at Church Street Motorcycles.

Friday, 6th June, 2014 7:28pm

By Simon Perry

Richard Priest gives it another go explaining his pre-election promise on parking

Richard Priest gives it another go explaining his pre-election promise on parking

We asked for clarification. Richard responded. Do you have a better understanding now?

Monday, 2nd June, 2014 1:03pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Council could face legal action over car parking increases

Parking in Union Street Ryde

If the proposed changes to parking charges go ahead, legal action, as well the possible removal of Councillors and Officers, will be explored say Ryde Business Association (RBA)

Thursday, 29th May, 2014 9:40pm

By Simon Perry with 56 readers' comments

Transformers’ Bumble Bee’s Isle of Wight visit (Video+HD Photo)

Bumble Bee on Ryde Pier by Aaron Jacobs 640px

Isle of Wight Transformers fans will love this Full-HD photo of Bumble Bee on Ryde Pier.

Friday, 23rd May, 2014 6:29pm

By Simon Perry

Richard Priest responds to accusation of breaking pre-election parking promise

Richard Priest responds to accusation of breaking pre-election parking promise

In follow-up to yesterday's 'What’s happened to Richard Priest’s pre-election promise on parking?' article, here's the elongated response OnTheWight received from him today

Wednesday, 21st May, 2014 5:23pm

By Richard Priest with 12 readers' comments