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Driving south along the prom this afternoon, the car ahead had to slam on their brakes as two hi-viz suited prom workers strode out from amongst the Hetas fencing across the unmarked crossing by the Villa.  They didn't even look to see if there was traffic approaching.  

If they don't know how to use these things what chance do the rest of us stand? 

Or perhaps they do. 

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3 minutes ago, Gladys said:

Driving south along the prom this afternoon, the car ahead had to slam on their brakes as two hi-viz suited prom workers strode out from amongst the Hetas fencing across the unmarked crossing by the Villa.  They didn't even look to see if there was traffic approaching.  

If they don't know how to use these things what chance do the rest of us stand? 

Or perhaps they do. 

There is no way those crossings should be accessible while all that fencing is up.  It is really dangerous as people can be almost completely hidden by the fences.

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26 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

There is no way those crossings should be accessible while all that fencing is up.  It is really dangerous as people can be almost completely hidden by the fences.

The way the site is set up there and with the amount of space they've got blocked off on the walkway, there should be no need to have an open access onto the 'live' highway. 

I'm sure they will have done a full H&S assessment for the set up... not. 

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1 hour ago, Andy Onchan said:

Is there not a chicane type obstruction at the approach to the 'junction', something that would slow both vehicle, pedestrian/cyclist before crossing the area?

 

1 hour ago, Ramseyboi said:

 No.  Both side of that junction are open and the trail is tarmac as they are both used for access to sewage stations, one by the Church and one not far from the campsite.

Nanny state? Like I said yesterday the heritage trails crosses about 6 roads. Yes you could do all sorts of things but where or when would it end. I have cycled on many cycle trails in the UK and the Heritage trail is no better or worse

IMO if people have insufficient savvy to work it out (or can't supervise kids suitably) then they should stay off. Next thing we'll be having traffic lights at all the crossings which would be a PIA for everyone

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17 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

We just walked Broadway to the queens.

WTF are those pink and purple bits about on the pavements?

Having said that, and credit where it is due etc.  The tarmac is good (maybe they should of used used tarmac everywhere?)

According to an email from the myprom team they are to make the junction more visible and promote priority to the pedestrian.

*awaits news of a pedestrian being run over*

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2 minutes ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

According to an email from the myprom team they are to make the junction more visible and promote priority to the pedestrian.

*awaits news of a pedestrian being run over*

By the castlemona shops, and I think by where the taj is/was?

They make no sense at all?

(there may have been beer consumed before walking past and wondering what the hell they were)

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10 hours ago, Ramseyboi said:

By the castlemona shops, and I think by where the taj is/was?

They make no sense at all?

(there may have been beer consumed before walking past and wondering what the hell they were)

From the latest myprom email……it seems they are more colourful made up markings nobody will recognise from the Highway Code 🙈

“Also pictured (above right) is the new textured and coloured surface which is being installed at each landside road crossing north of the Broadway junction. This colouring helps to make the junction more conspicuous and promote priority to the pedestrian. The blue colour will extend across the junction when the work is complete.”

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40 minutes ago, skins said:

From the latest myprom email……it seems they are more colourful made up markings nobody will recognise from the Highway Code 🙈

“Also pictured (above right) is the new textured and coloured surface which is being installed at each landside road crossing north of the Broadway junction. This colouring helps to make the junction more conspicuous and promote priority to the pedestrian. The blue colour will extend across the junction when the work is complete.”

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Maybe the designer is a Burnley fan!

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1 hour ago, skins said:

From the latest myprom email……it seems they are more colourful made up markings nobody will recognise from the Highway Code 🙈

“Also pictured (above right) is the new textured and coloured surface which is being installed at each landside road crossing north of the Broadway junction. This colouring helps to make the junction more conspicuous and promote priority to the pedestrian. The blue colour will extend across the junction when the work is complete.”

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Well they do stand out so presumably meets the design brief 😀

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