Ryde Illuminated Carnival Parking suspensions and road closures
The procession route: Canoe Lake, Esplanade to Dover St roundabout, Dover St, Park Road/Star St, High St, Union St, Esplanade South to Dover St roundabout will be closed to traffic and diversions will be in place from late afternoon. Drivers should allow extra time for their journeys from late afternoon onward and be aware that parking spaces around the procession route will be very limited.
Access to the Pier and Hovercraft will be maintained throughout this period. TO ACCESS THE PIER AND HOVERCRAFT from the Sandown direction: turn left at St Johns Church onto St Johns Rd, continue onto Green Street and turn right at the traffic lights onto West St and accessing Esplanade North side via St Thomas St (this becomes 2-way traffic to accommodate exiting from the Esplanade).
During the procession it will not be possible for vehicles within the boundaries of Esplanade, Dover St, Park Rd/Star St, High St and Union St to exit, except under controlled conditions at Melville Street/Dover Street.
Parking will be suspended on the following streets to allow the Carnival processions to pass safely on the day of the Illuminated Carnival (from 5:30pm to 11:59pm with the exception of Union Street, which will close one hour earlier at 4:30pm)
Roads Closed at 4:30pm
Roads Closed at 5:30pm
West Street – west side from Queens Rd to Lind St
North side of Strand from East Street to Esplanade
Canoe Lake Rd from North Walk to Appley Rise
North Walk from Esplanade to Canoe Lake Rd
Esplanade North & South sides from Strand to Dover Street
Esplanade South side from Dover St to Union St
Dover St East side from Dover St roundabout to Melville St
Motorists are likely to encounter difficulties in finding parking places close to the procession route, and therefore we encourage people to leave the car at home and use public transport or walk.