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7 hours ago, Ghost Ship said:

And l've learned a new (and no doubt very useful) term in "crayonista".  Does nobody who has any influence over these things understand that very often less is more?

Unfourtunately, when every professional involved is on a % based fee, there is little incentive to cut out the grand designs. Lord only knows how businesses down there are surviving as an out of towner I avoid central Douglas at all costs. On the plus side, other towns have benefited from greater footfall.

As for the dragons tooth pattern, wait until the first person ~ be it a toddler, distracted, drunk or infirm person trips, ~ twists an ankle or, god forbid worse, ends up in the road on some blustery winters evening? Presumably, it's intended to prevent skaters, cyclists, wheel chair et al users using the pavement either side of the gap.

Any bets on how long before it'll quietly disappear?    

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It's called "deterrent paving" and is used for areas where you don't want any pedestrians, cyclists, or users at all..

Perhaps they are going to put a ring of it around Douglas to act like a modern moat🤔

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9 hours ago, Omobono said:

 , and that silly cycle crossing at the Quarterbridge  New Castletown road where one impatient cyclist who  cant be bothered to wait a moment for a break in the traffic  has the right to stop everything on the busiest  road on the Isle of Man  , bringing everything to a standstill , 

I dont think this is progress !

Gotta be the dumbest words I have seen on here for years. What century are you living in. So the 3 lanes of traffic can't stop for 2 minutes while the family and kids have a safe crossing over a busy road. What would be the point in having a cycle track that just ended at a busy road (like before). It was a deathtrap. Bringing everything to a standstill.....for 2 mins......a few times a day

Why not set off a minute earlier just in case you get so terribly inconvenienced

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12 minutes ago, AlanShimmin said:

The new Loch Prom tarmac that went down this week is pulling up already. Oops. 

They've got the zebra crossing by RBS/Lloyd's up again... what's that now third or fourth time that it's had to be lifted? 

Safe to say it won't ever be finished!

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15 minutes ago, AlanShimmin said:

The new Loch Prom tarmac that went down this week is pulling up already. Oops. 

They've got the zebra crossing by RBS/Lloyd's up again... what's that now third or fourth time that it's had to be lifted? 

There cant be traffic on it yet surely ?Tarmac that is on Loch prom. Very hot to be laying it when no real drop in temp to allow it to harden . Re the crossings are all at 100% fail at least once . Was looking at the one to the side of Sam Webbs as told that needs lifting etc. yep the sets have moved with very little traffic , site traffic only . Not good ! 

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4 minutes ago, Numbnuts said:

There cant be traffic on it yet surely ? Re the crossings are all at 100% fail at least once . Was looking at the one to the side of Sam Webbs as told that needs lifting etc. yep the sets have moved with very little traffic , site traffic only . Not good ! 

Why can't they just paint the zebra crossings on the road like most other countries in the world*?!?

*Of countries that use zebra crossings

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How i would like to go up to the Falcon Cliff hotel,on the cliffside lift (10p fare),sit with an Okells bitter,at 10pm gazing down on the old prom,heaving with bikes ,at TT 78 ...on a unusually hot night,(just like now) with a great sunset,and coloured lights strung between the lamposts,with the 3 legs on the top....Well at least ive done it 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Numbnuts said:

There cant be traffic on it yet surely ?Tarmac that is on Loch prom. Very hot to be laying it when no real drop in temp to allow it to harden . Re the crossings are all at 100% fail at least once . Was looking at the one to the side of Sam Webbs as told that needs lifting etc. yep the sets have moved with very little traffic , site traffic only . Not good ! 

It's the seaside of the carriageway with the parking. Think it went down Wednesday. I was thinking the same. 

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44 minutes ago, AlanShimmin said:

It's the seaside of the carriageway with the parking. Think it went down Wednesday. I was thinking the same. 

Yes think your right re Wednesday. Must have a look tomorrow and see how its all progressing .

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