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20 minutes ago, John Wright said:

Why the strip down the centre. Thought the trams were going on seaward side pavement?

 

2 minutes ago, kevster said:

I seem to remember that on the original plans it was labelled as 'pedestrian refuge', but yes, it's basically a lane separator

It’s all very confusing. Further up red tarmac means ‘there be trams’. 

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I've explained this before Derek. From a friend working for a firm who is responsible for lots of services  , not Auldyn etc , while they had a concept plan from day one ie what the finished job would

It's not Harmer's direct fault. Nor any of those we elect. APART from not having the departmental and relevant experience and balls to stand up to and question the reams of bullshitters and chanc

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6 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

Means they don't have to change the existing parking regulations just for this Christmas?  Presumably there will be more tweaks before it's finalised.  Not that the DoI ever cares much for legalities.

It’s shown on the plan anyway. You wouldn’t put a different coloured central strip down the centre of the carriageway at great expense to save on the cost of a parking order? Oh, wait, it’s DoI, so possibly 

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4 minutes ago, joebean said:

I find Tim Baker’s performances on the radio quite fascinating. He is a man confidently stating his ability to swim whilst floundering around in a septic tank filled by Nick Black. It is difficult to decide whether the pleasure of saving him would be greater than watching him drown. I am tending toward the latter. 

Yes, it's notable now that he's lately now stated at least twice that he inherited this situation.

Which is true, but it seems to be being uttered more frequently the deeper he gets sucked into the mire. DOI will pull him under, drown him and then eject him with a large burp. As they have done with those who came before.

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4 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

It’s all very confusing. Further up red tarmac means ‘there be trams’. 

Maybe the red tarmac won't show the bloodstains, arising from the confusion, up so much....?

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1 hour ago, John Wright said:

Why the strip down the centre. Thought the trams were going on seaward side pavement?

According to the DOI in this article

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=52764&headline=Douglas Promenade: Concrete tramway was most cost effective says Department of Infrastructure&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2019

"differentiating the tram corridor from the asphalt roadway was a ’necessary health and safety requirement’ that ensures that pedestrians are aware of the change in their environment."

So it begs the question, if the red concrete is to do that, what is the change in environment in the middle of Loch prom as it is not for tram tracks?.

 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

According to the DOI in this article

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=52764&headline=Douglas Promenade: Concrete tramway was most cost effective says Department of Infrastructure&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2019

"differentiating the tram corridor from the asphalt roadway was a ’necessary health and safety requirement’ that ensures that pedestrians are aware of the change in their environment."

So it begs the question, if the red concrete is to do that, what is the change in environment in the middle of Loch prom as it is not for tram tracks?.

 

It means that they put it in place. Then changed their plans. But it was too late so for the next 100 years people will be visiting here wondering what that big red strip in the middle of the road is supposed to be for. 

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25 minutes ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

 

So it begs the question, if the red concrete is to do that, what is the change in environment in the middle of Loch prom as it is not for tram tracks?.

 

 

 

They're just making shit up and hoping no one notices. That's all.

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28 minutes ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

According to the DOI in this article

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=52764&headline=Douglas Promenade: Concrete tramway was most cost effective says Department of Infrastructure&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2019

"differentiating the tram corridor from the asphalt roadway was a ’necessary health and safety requirement’ that ensures that pedestrians are aware of the change in their environment."

So it begs the question, if the red concrete is to do that, what is the change in environment in the middle of Loch prom as it is not for tram tracks?.

 

 

 

pedestrian refuge

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7 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

Well, the disabled seem to be well-served with parking spaces if nothing else?

HaHa. The white van brigade will ignore those disability signs just like they do with the pointless double yellow lines all over Douglas. Shoukd get about 6 on there as there is the pavement to park on as well which will be a bonus

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4 hours ago, MadAsHell said:

They must have ran out of dashed white lines

 

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I love these artists impressions.

OK, hardly the same thing but you get the idea, here's an actual picture of the M25 opening,

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And I think the M6:

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27 minutes ago, doc.fixit said:

love the old vehicles, Morris Minor, Austin A30?, Jaguar mk. 7?, J4 van  and I think a Leyland truck. Not a foreign vehicle in sight.

That reminds me of the old 'working class, middle class, upper class' sketch by Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie barker and John Cleese. Moggy 1000 in the working class slow lane, Austin A40 (I think 40 not 30 Doc) in the middle class fast lane and the Mk 7 Jag in the upper class overtaking lane. Wonderful!

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