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1 minute ago, b4mbi said:

Yeah, the problem is drivers/pedestrians don't know who's right of way it is on unmarked crossing?

Zebra crossing is clear, drivers have to wait for pedestrians.

Unmarked? Anyone? 

Don't pedestrians always have right of way? 

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Just now, quilp said:

Don't pedestrians always have right of way? 

I've briefly looked and there's nothing in Manx highway code about unmarked crossings that I can see. 

It seems to think that pedestrian crossings are either zebra or light controlled.

If it's not one of these, then it's just road decoration. At least that's what I'd be arguing - how is it different to those fecking stupid celtic cross designs in St Johns, that were eventually removed, but tragically too late.

 

 

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I haven't been on Douglas prom for ages thankfully, so haven't seen the 'crossing' in question, but I'm gonna stick with my view that unmarked (or non-conventional) crossings are stupid and they should just do them properly or not at all. I also happen to think that block paved crossings are stupid too, and they should just paint on tarmac like normal people would.

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27 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

I haven't been on Douglas prom for ages thankfully, so haven't seen the 'crossing' in question, but I'm gonna stick with my view that unmarked (or non-conventional) crossings are stupid and they should just do them properly or not at all. I also happen to think that block paved crossings are stupid too, and they should just paint on tarmac like normal people would.

Well they have painted on tarmac for one crossing heading north after broadway and it stands out much more clearly than the block paved efforts.. 

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1 hour ago, b4mbi said:

Yeah, the problem is drivers/pedestrians don't know who's right of way it is on unmarked crossing?

Zebra crossing is clear, drivers have to wait for pedestrians.

Unmarked? Anyone? 

It's the Isle of Man for heavens sake, a lot of car drivers don't think the rules apply to them

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1 hour ago, b4mbi said:

Yeah, the problem is drivers/pedestrians don't know who's right of way it is on unmarked crossing?

Zebra crossing is clear, drivers have to wait for pedestrians.

Unmarked? Anyone? 

Are there any actual Zebra Crossings on Loch Promenade?.

I thought the idea of the shared space was that nothing had right of way

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3 minutes ago, The Old Git said:

One at Regent St junction. And an unmarked crossing very close, basically the width of Regent St

No zig zag markings or road studs or white lines marking the crossing though, so is the grey/dark grey blockwork crossing a legal Zebra crossing or just a fake look a like DOI pretend one?

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15 minutes ago, The Old Git said:

Thought one of them had the flashing lights on poles and white lines

They have the Belisha beacons but do not have the white lines denoting the extent of the crossing or the zig zag lines. On the crossings north of the Empress they do. 

I suppose the legal status of these crossings will eventually be sorted out in court. I am not sure why they could not have been made exactly to the accepted standard that other zebra crossings on the IOM are made to

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9 minutes ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

They have the Belisha beacons but do not have the white lines denoting the extent of the crossing or the zig zag lines. On the crossings north of the Empress they do. 

I suppose the legal status of these crossings will eventually be sorted out in court. I am not sure why they could not have been made exactly to the accepted standard that other zebra crossings on the IOM are made to

Court?

You mean when/if there is an accident?

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Just now, Happier diner said:

Court?

You mean when/if there is an accident?

The first one !! 

NEWS: Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a car while using a crossing on Douglas promenade this morning.

The incident happened at the junction on Loch Promenade and Regent Street at around 9.30am.

 

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