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22 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

The only beating is what Mr Baker's credibility is currently taking, pre-election.

Although the part about the relationship with cars going to change is interesting. Could the promenade's design be looking towards a no car environment, meaning pedestrians, cyclists and trams only, ultimately?

By the time it is finished cars will be driving themselves anyway, so a lot of the discussions about parking and who has right of way are irrelevenat.

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1 hour ago, Shake me up Judy said:

I think the quote from Craig Goffin sum up the hysterical and idiotic views of the minority.

He seems scared that people might have to actually concentrate and put some thought into their driving. 🤡 

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16 minutes ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

I think the quote from Craig Goffin sum up the hysterical and idiotic views of the minority.

He seems scared that people might have to actually concentrate and put some thought into their driving. 🤡 

And quite right too.  As I keep on having to point out, it's not the purpose of road design to provide exciting driving for the very best drivers (or those who think they are).  It's so absolute idiots can get from A to B without killing themselves or anyone else. 

Driving is mainly done as an automatic skill, with thinking needed for interactions with other road users, so forcing people to think about how they interact with the road structure as well will actually create more accidents.

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Latest news hot from contacts lol apparently on or around 15 July theres going to be 4 temp sets of traffic lights on loch prom area to enable the powers that be to landscape the none existent single line to the Sea Terminal. Apparently also the walkway parking will be gone also. Lets see if my contact is correct as they are usually .  

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1 hour ago, monasqueen said:

Quote from the "MyProm" newsletter 

"The buff oval lines are not driving lanes but a decorative pattern."

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Yes, that’s just we need for road safety, more decorative patterns. 
 

A bit like the heritage trail crossing at Ballacraine. 

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1 hour ago, Numbnuts said:

Latest news hot from contacts lol apparently on or around 15 July theres going to be 4 temp sets of traffic lights on loch prom area to enable the powers that be to landscape the none existent single line to the Sea Terminal. Apparently also the walkway parking will be gone also. Lets see if my contact is correct as they are usually .  

A handful of Hi-Viz chaps and a theodolite on top of the Governor's Bridge roundabout yesterday morning too.

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4 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

A handful of Hi-Viz chaps and a theodolite on top of the Governor's Bridge roundabout yesterday morning too.

Well, expect Roundels to start popping up all over the place. A bit like when we got roundabouts. First there was one. Then they were bloody everywhere.

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5 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

And quite right too.  As I keep on having to point out, it's not the purpose of road design to provide exciting driving for the very best drivers (or those who think they are).  It's so absolute idiots can get from A to B without killing themselves or anyone else. 

Driving is mainly done as an automatic skill, with thinking needed for interactions with other road users, so forcing people to think about how they interact with the road structure as well will actually create more accidents.

You don't need to "keep pointing it out" (sigh) because any absolute idiot on the road should have the very base driving skills which should mean this Broadway "certain death trap" is actually nothing of the sort.

There are no additional skills required here.  No one needs an advanced skills driving course.  The same people who struggle with the Quarterbridge will no doubt struggle with Broadway.  And their shoe laces.

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Just now, NoTail said:

Tell us more...

They published them a couple of years ago, got shouted down, but they won't have gone away. It involved extra bridge action. Probably discussed on here at the time, but it was a while ago.

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48 minutes ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

You don't need to "keep pointing it out" (sigh) because any absolute idiot on the road should have the very base driving skills which should mean this Broadway "certain death trap" is actually nothing of the sort.

There are no additional skills required here.  No one needs an advanced skills driving course.  The same people who struggle with the Quarterbridge will no doubt struggle with Broadway.  And their shoe laces.

Predictably you've just made my point for me and equally predictably you don't realise it.

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7 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

They published them a couple of years ago, got shouted down, but they won't have gone away. It involved extra bridge action. Probably discussed on here at the time, but it was a while ago.

Before the muppets are allowed another bridge they need to learn how to maintain it  and keep it painted . Still annoyed about the Nobles park one and how they allowed it to rust away in places .  

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Just now, Numbnuts said:

Before the muppets are allowed another bridge they need to learn how to maintain it  and keep it painted . Still annoyed about the Nobles park one and how they allowed it to rust away in places .  

Oh, no, I meant actual governors bridge, they wanted to take the corner of the glen where the top entrance is, extend the whole road. It was a seriously mad plan.

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