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1 hour ago, Amadeus said:

In addition to my last post, this is the mentioned order:

https://www.tynwald.org.im/links/tls/SD/2021/2021-SD-0350.pdf

This document requires cars to be "parked wholly within a parking bay." At the north end of the prom. the bays are just a dotted while line parallel to the kerb. But the line is so close to the kerb you can just about get a Fiat 500 parked legally - well, you might be able to, but I would have no chance.

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36 minutes ago, Two-lane said:

This document requires cars to be "parked wholly within a parking bay." At the north end of the prom. the bays are just a dotted while line parallel to the kerb. But the line is so close to the kerb you can just about get a Fiat 500 parked legally - well, you might be able to, but I would have no chance.

A rare thing, a fella admitting he's crap at driving.😉

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58 minutes ago, Two-lane said:

This document requires cars to be "parked wholly within a parking bay." At the north end of the prom. the bays are just a dotted while line parallel to the kerb. But the line is so close to the kerb you can just about get a Fiat 500 parked legally - well, you might be able to, but I would have no chance.

1.8m width I think is allowed, how many cars are that or less these days?.

They have had to alter the disabled bays at the north end too for some reason.

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8 minutes ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

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1.8m width I think is allowed, how many cars are that or less these days?.

They have had to alter the disabled bays at the north end too for some reason.

A dotted line is normally a guide and that is what we are seeing here. A solid white line ( like those at either end of the bay) are surely what they are talking about. Surely to goodness common sense will prevail. 

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1 minute ago, Happier diner said:

A dotted line is normally a guide and that is what we are seeing here. A solid white line ( like those at either end of the bay) are surely what they are talking about. Surely to goodness common sense will prevail. 

With your permission I will use your "cycling prohibited sign" defence if I get a ticket.

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Walked along promenade today, still lots of work to be done on tram tracks.

Are Douglas corporation going to do anything with walkway which is looking very tatty, railings rusted, sand & seaweed on walkway & beach is a right mess of stones & seaweed which is just shifted once a month or so!!

Hardly an attractive site for tourists! 

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35 minutes ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

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1.8m width I think is allowed, how many cars are that or less these days?.

They have had to alter the disabled bays at the north end too for some reason.

looks like a business refurbing curbed alloy wheels is going to make a fortune.

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2 hours ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

With your permission I will use your "cycling prohibited sign" defence if I get a ticket.

Nice one. That tickled me. Note that I am not liable if you get a fine. I would be well miffed if I got a ticket for straying over that dotted line when there are hundreds of cars and vans parked on double yellows all over Douglas and no one gives a toss. 

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In the last minutes of the Project Board (they seem to have stopped bothering after the election) there's  a wonderful bit of irony:

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In other words Longworth is complaining because the road is too narrow because he insisted on making the tramway section wider to cater for completely imaginary trams that he was told not to cater for.  But obviously it's everyone else's fault and everyone else has to adapt. 

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21 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

In the last minutes of the Project Board (they seem to have stopped bothering after the election) there's  a wonderful bit of irony:

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In other words Longworth is complaining because the road is too narrow because he insisted on making the tramway section wider to cater for completely imaginary trams that he was told not to cater for.  But obviously it's everyone else's fault and everyone else has to adapt. 

This comedy is the gift that just keeps giving. Another reality show?

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Its bordering on criminal that the Myprom minutes aren't up to date. I accept there's a requirement to have them passed at the next meeting but last published minutes are September. Couldn't be hiding anything could they !?? 

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4 hours ago, Banker said:

Walked along promenade today, still lots of work to be done on tram tracks.

Are Douglas corporation going to do anything with walkway which is looking very tatty, railings rusted, sand & seaweed on walkway & beach is a right mess of stones & seaweed which is just shifted once a month or so!!

Hardly an attractive site for tourists! 

I think you will find the walkway and railings are the responsibility of the DOI ,all the Corporation do is spend money dragging seaweed down the beach only to be washed up again in the next tide , you couldn't make this up ,  if the bandstand on Queens promenade is not painted soon the metalwork will be rusted away , same with the railings at the rear of the Tynwald buildings crying out for some basic  TLC , next thing you know they will beyond repair and require replacing ,  same with most government owned properties ,  a national disgrace 

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