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1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

That's just bonkers.  If you're a public information service, blocking people is the opposite of what you should be doing - you want to get the information out to as many people as possible.  And you're supposed to be professional and courteous because that is literally what you are paid to do

It depend. If someone becomes vexatious or insulting I think it's OK for organisations to block them.

Genuine queries should not be blocked.

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I see the KM crossing has now acquired the standard white lines and zig-zag markings. Which is the only thing fortunately that defines it, as the red tarmac is now darkening and blending in with the surrounding grey.

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26 minutes ago, Boris Johnson said:

I really don't know why they even allow comments, they are on a hiding to nothing as no matter what anyone posts they cant reply properly, no wonder they block people.

They allow comments because that's part of what they should be doing - communicating with the public, who will have queries that need answering and comments that could inform what is done.  Even incorrect comments can be helpful because they show that people don't understand something, so communication may need to be improved.

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Just walked along promenade & it’s looking better than a few weeks ago but still lots to do.

On the loch promenade part, there now seems to be a 2m stretch between sunken gardens walls & pavement which has has soil on, what’s the purpose of this , grassed areas, flowers, dog toilet?

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Just now, Banker said:

Just walked along promenade & it’s looking better than a few weeks ago but still lots to do.

On the loch promenade part, there now seems to be a 2m stretch between sunken gardens walls & pavement which has has soil on, what’s the purpose of this , grassed areas, flowers, dog toilet?

I think it was meant to have flowers/grass in to make it all pretty for the summer when the project was meant to finish in June.

Nobody has bothered to change things with the delay to Spetemberso it will just be mud/weeds/litter until they dig it up again to put the tram lines in.

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3 minutes ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

I think it was meant to have flowers/grass in to make it all pretty for the summer when the project was meant to finish in June.

Nobody has bothered to change things with the delay to Spetemberso it will just be mud/weeds/litter until they dig it up again to put the tram lines in.

They'll probably still go ahead and plant all the seeds for the summery flowers and wonder why they don't pop up.  Probably blame covid. 

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46 minutes ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

I think it was meant to have flowers/grass in to make it all pretty for the summer when the project was meant to finish in June.

Nobody has bothered to change things with the delay to Spetemberso it will just be mud/weeds/litter until they dig it up again to put the tram lines in.

Didn’t realize the tram lines were going there, can’t see that happening anyway 

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1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

They allow comments because that's part of what they should be doing - communicating with the public, who will have queries that need answering and comments that could inform what is done.  Even incorrect comments can be helpful because they show that people don't understand something, so communication may need to be improved.

Telling the public what they are doing is fine. They should be doing that BUT.............................

Letting every mentalist post abuse, nonsense, etc etc is not.

That's what I am getting at. 

Look at the nutters on here, myself included, we should not be allowed to post on the MyProm site 🙂

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8 hours ago, Amadeus said:

Heads up if you’re parking for free on the prom right now. Although the myprom account (that seems to have a tendency to block people and comes across a bit grumpy at times) said they are starting enforcement from today, I’ve just spoken to one of the traffic controllers and they are not writing tickets today. Just advisories telling anyone parked there about the changes. However, that means they will start writing tickets again soon and it’s basically back to two hours disc parking now. 

There’s also an issue with the new signs I think. Firstly some of them are still behind fences within what is a construction site, so personally I’d challenge any ticket given while that’s still the layout.

Secondly, the signs are further away from the parking bays than before and once the horse tram tracks are back, they will be behind them. So immediately you could challenge any ticket by saying there was a horse tram parked in front of the sign when you parked there? 

 

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So hang on a second,  this red concrete strip is not for horse trams?

I suppose it's meant to be the overtaking lane when people have stopped to park, or wait for a parking space to be vacated? On both sides? Or does it mean no U-turns? Or is it the motor cycle lane or parking for TT fortnight? Or is it a footpath/cycle lane.

Or maybe there will be two tram lines on one the red and one behind the Heras fencing by the footpath?

 

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Just now, Amadeus said:

It thought it was meant to be a pedestrian island / safe area when crossing the road? 

So red strip safe here, but not safe further up with tram track. We just cross anywhere, no need to use the crossings? (Except further up where we do need to use the crossings)

ETA: Teapot beat me to it.

 

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18 minutes ago, CallMeCurious said:

So hang on a second,  this red concrete strip is not for horse trams?

It's all part of the 'shared space' idea - part pedestrian refuge when crossing, part traffic calming

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