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Matlock Bath - Now you pay to park your bike

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Re: Matlock Bath - Now you pay to park your bike
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 10:45:39 PM »
It's on my doorstep, call me controversial but I think it's a good thing, MB is a no go at a weekend due to traffic, trying to get through there on a bike is difficult, trying to get a car through is nigh on impossible, what the traders lose from bikers (who only spend on food & coffee) will be more than made up for by car owners with huge boots in their cars filled with goods from the shops, a large number of gift shops have closed in the last couple of years for this very reason.

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Re: Matlock Bath - Now you pay to park your bike
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 12:33:25 AM »
It's on my doorstep, call me controversial but I think it's a good thing, MB is a no go at a weekend due to traffic, trying to get through there on a bike is difficult, trying to get a car through is nigh on impossible, what the traders lose from bikers (who only spend on food & coffee) will be more than made up for by car owners with huge boots in their cars filled with goods from the shops, a large number of gift shops have closed in the last couple of years for this very reason.

Interesting take on it. I hadn't really thought of it like that...