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Sort of vaguely on topic I had to wonder what the idea was with one of the traffic diversions currently set up when I saw it today.

At the junction that goes into Anagh Cooar from the main road (spring valley?) there was a diversion sign pointing in to Anagh Cooar for "Peel & the West". Presumably this would mean that people diverted this way have to drive through a large housing estate then get onto the Cooil road when they could avoid the really bad idea of using the estate and just go via the Cooil road where it begins up the road at the big roundabout.

 

I hope those descriptions make sense. Basically it just seems like they're going to divert shitloads of traffic through an estate when there's absolutely no need from what I could see.

 

Is Wile E Coyote in charge of putting these diversion plans into action perhaps?

 

Have you never watched Wacky Races? It's Dick Dastardly and Muttley at work

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basket weaving class held in Peel castle

 

Oh, I fancy trying that... When is it on?

 

sorry basket weaving classes are fully subscribed for this year .. you will have to make do with a tescos carrier bag ..

 

theres still a few openings for candlestick carving mind .. only classes are cancelled until after the TT.

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Sort of vaguely on topic I had to wonder what the idea was with one of the traffic diversions currently set up when I saw it today.

At the junction that goes into Anagh Cooar from the main road (spring valley?) there was a diversion sign pointing in to Anagh Cooar for "Peel & the West". Presumably this would mean that people diverted this way have to drive through a large housing estate then get onto the Cooil road when they could avoid the really bad idea of using the estate and just go via the Cooil road where it begins up the road at the big roundabout.

 

I hope those descriptions make sense. Basically it just seems like they're going to divert shitloads of traffic through an estate when there's absolutely no need from what I could see.

 

Is Wile E Coyote in charge of putting these diversion plans into action perhaps?

 

nope its that clever police force you were praising in the other thread.

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Nice little earner for the dtl. Mismanage the TT so transport out of Douglas is a nightmare. To combat this problem suggest everyone uses public transport. Then choose this week to put the prices up! Genius.

 

They'd be better off reducing the prices, putting more buses on (they have spare capacity with the schools shut) and use this week as a loss leader to highlight the benefits of bus travel for commuters.

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Sort of vaguely on topic I had to wonder what the idea was with one of the traffic diversions currently set up when I saw it today.

At the junction that goes into Anagh Cooar from the main road (spring valley?) there was a diversion sign pointing in to Anagh Cooar for "Peel & the West". Presumably this would mean that people diverted this way have to drive through a large housing estate then get onto the Cooil road when they could avoid the really bad idea of using the estate and just go via the Cooil road where it begins up the road at the big roundabout.

 

I hope those descriptions make sense. Basically it just seems like they're going to divert shitloads of traffic through an estate when there's absolutely no need from what I could see.

 

Is Wile E Coyote in charge of putting these diversion plans into action perhaps?

 

Maybe they're trying to keep the roundabout clear for people coming from the South into Douglas. I could see how that might really back up.

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Yes I agree it might cause backlogs but it will whichever way it goes and my point remains, it's way more likely to cause an accident with a child being run over for instance if you divert a ton of traffic through an estate instead of a main road. Can you imagine the questions that would be asked if that happened?

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Never mind TT there's next to fuck all to do all year round, this place hasn't even got one of those indoor climbing walls, even a fucking cruise ship has one of them, there's no mazes, which when I was a kid loved going round, as did all my friends................Dragons castle has closed for TT and there's been panic from families across the island, that speaks volumes about the lack of anything to do other than look at the heritage centres which celebrate the fact that the inhbitants of this island were invaded, killed,raped and pillaged by Vikings...(a bit like the French celebrating the Nazis), go to church, or go to a basket weaving class held in Peel castle when it's pissing down with rain :D

 

There are Plenty of trees to climb :)

 

Going to tesco's a few days a year is pretty good, i love the trolly bashing and just watching the women get pissed off with each other is fantastic.

 

And it can be for free, you dont have to buy anything.

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Nice little earner for the dtl. Mismanage the TT so transport out of Douglas is a nightmare. To combat this problem suggest everyone uses public transport. Then choose this week to put the prices up! Genius.

 

They'd be better off reducing the prices, putting more buses on (they have spare capacity with the schools shut) and use this week as a loss leader to highlight the benefits of bus travel for commuters.

 

Good thinking.

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Sort of vaguely on topic I had to wonder what the idea was with one of the traffic diversions currently set up when I saw it today.

At the junction that goes into Anagh Cooar from the main road (spring valley?) there was a diversion sign pointing in to Anagh Cooar for "Peel & the West". Presumably this would mean that people diverted this way have to drive through a large housing estate then get onto the Cooil road when they could avoid the really bad idea of using the estate and just go via the Cooil road where it begins up the road at the big roundabout.

 

I hope those descriptions make sense. Basically it just seems like they're going to divert shitloads of traffic through an estate when there's absolutely no need from what I could see.

 

Is Wile E Coyote in charge of putting these diversion plans into action perhaps?

 

Have you never watched Wacky Races? It's Dick Dastardly and Muttley at work

 

Fuck right off... nowt to do with me. Could be that dick, Dick though. Haven't spoken or sniggered to him in years.

 

Anyway, do you think that they could possibly get some bobbies and wardens to help keep the traffic flowing this afternoon/evening? A couple of well positioned rozzers in radio contact could make this a less painful experience for everyone. I was going to suggest putting someone on each of the major roundabouts in Douglas but we don't have 500 bobbies...

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Going to tesco's a few days a year is pretty good, i love the trolly bashing and just watching the women get pissed off with each other is fantastic.

 

And it can be for free, you dont have to buy anything.

 

I see they have managed to keep a hold on a few shopping baskets this year :D , they usually get very thin on the ground as bikers would steal them to use as BBQ racks , simpily light a fire and place the basket upside down on top of the fire and there you go instant BBQ.

 

 

And i have to agree that the annual 'Stress olympics' is normally a good event to watch in Tesco :lol:

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Maybe they're trying to keep the roundabout clear for people coming from the South into Douglas. I could see how that might really back up.

 

That's my route tonight, as it happens, so I'm glad they have got their priorities right. :)

 

S

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From some of your posts, I suspect you're not particularly blessed with a high IQ either....next please!

 

For example?

 

Pull up a chair, Matt, this is going to take time! :cool:

 

S

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it's all very well for 'crossing points' to be open, but that doesn't help some people who actually live on the course, have no rear access to their property, yet are not allowed to even walk 50yds up the pavement from a crossing point.

They are thinking of going somewhere for a meal as they can't get home until about 8.30 , the place should be pretty empty as there's well over 1000 already gone home on the boats this morning, and it's only tuesday, the place will be a ghost town by friday :(

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