Marine Drive Road Closure Proposal

Closed 6 Apr 2021

Opened 23 Feb 2021


The Isle of Man Government is committed to the health and wellbeing of the Island’s residents creating an enjoyable place to live, grow, work and play. To support its desire to encourage people to exercise more and actively travel, the Department is proposing to permanently close Marine Drive in Douglas to motor vehicles, allowing access only for pedestrians and cyclists. This will be an addition to the existing network of active travel leisure routes. It will enable pedestrians and cyclists to exercise along one the Island’s most scenic and picturesque stretches of road, free from concerns about motorised vehicles.   

Please see the map showing the proposed road closure in the ‘Related’ section below. 

Why your views matter

The Department is interested in the views of members of the public regarding its draft proposal and would welcome written submissions. If you wish to submit your views on the proposal, you are invited to respond:

By email:

Or in writing to:

Oliver McGowan
Research and Analysis Officer,
Highway Services Division,
Department of Infrastructure,
Sea Terminal,


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