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26 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

It could have been a tourist or a beginner. Not everyone knows the danger until you have either been warned or fallen off. 

Maybe they could just warn cyclists at liverpool and heysham that we have weird tracks on one of our major roads ( FOR SOME REASON)

Dear god.

Anyone who can’t see the tracks and figure out there might be an issue cycling over them shouldn’t be allowed out unsupervised.

What else do you think we should warn visitors about?  We could give them a massive booklet advising them not to get sun burn or drink too much, not to put knives in toasters etc.

Personal responsibility is all that is needed and we need much more of it.

Warning signs about cycling on metal with a gap running down it ffs!

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1 hour ago, doc.fixit said:

Just make cycles have wider tyres instead of narrow, high pressure racing tyres. Cars and motorcycles have to have safe tyres, why not b.cycles?

You have no idea what you are talking about 

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44 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

It could have been a tourist or a beginner. Not everyone knows the danger until you have either been warned or fallen off. 

The Manx Radio item actually says that it was a visitor who had been injured.

The problem is that the gaps in the prom are now not just wider than they were in the past (as documented on the Prom thread) but they are now playing about with them to try to make Longworth's 'improvements' to the horse trams work.

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1 minute ago, Gizo said:

You have no idea what you are talking about 

I’ve never understood why cyclists feel the need to go full branded kit with Oakley sunglasses and clip in shoes to wobble about- I’m off to Shoprite let me put on my Lewis Hamilton driving suit and helmet.

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More signs will promote sign blindness, there were 100's of signs on the Mountain course during the TT one way system and lots of peeps couldn't read them all, maybe more prudent to add some pedestrian signs on the promenade telling people that the idiotic uncontrolled crossings on the promenade are not there to step out onto the road in front of traffic thinking that they will stop for you.  That would be a better use of tax payers money and a safer thing to do Mrs Maltby. 

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10 minutes ago, Last Ten said:

More signs will promote sign blindness, there were 100's of signs on the Mountain course during the TT one way system and lots of peeps couldn't read them all, maybe more prudent to add some pedestrian signs on the promenade telling people that the idiotic uncontrolled crossings on the promenade are not there to step out onto the road in front of traffic thinking that they will stop for you.  That would be a better use of tax payers money and a safer thing to do Mrs Maltby. 

The main irony in this is it implies cyclists comply with signs and traffic signals.

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3 hours ago, Newsdesk said:

Equally if a cyclist is that stupid they can see the tram lines when the road literally changes colour where they start I’m not sure they’d be clever enough to read a sign. 

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Coming from Sea Terminal the first stretch of red tarmac has nothing to do with the tramway, so it would be kind of stupid to assume a change in road colour had any special meaning. 

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The prom. Charmless, and potentially dangerous to unsuspecting pedestrians and cyclists. Oh, and the tram lines don't actually seem equipped to carry the trams from where to nowhere. What. A. Farce.

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1 hour ago, Gizo said:

You have no idea what you are talking about 

....and you speak rubbish. However that is your prerogative.

Are you saying that it is fine for cyclists to use bikes made for racing on the road? Maybe we should allow Manx Nortons or formula 1 cars too.

Maybe if you could get your toe clips off quickly then you would be able to get a foot down to save yourself when your super thin, lightweight tyres get caught in tram lines or your wheels buckle with the rough roads.

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Things are really desperate if time, effort and questions are being expanded on this trivial topic, when the island has real issues to contend with, affecting all islanders. Incidentally I’m not saying that the ‘visitor’ concerned shouldn’t have their concerns investigated and where necessary, be dealt with. Their are far urgent and more pressing issues which require attention. 

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10 minutes ago, 2112 said:

Things are really desperate if time, effort and questions are being expanded on this trivial topic, when the island has real issues to contend with, affecting all islanders. Incidentally I’m not saying that the ‘visitor’ concerned shouldn’t have their concerns investigated and where necessary, be dealt with. Their are far urgent and more pressing issues which require attention. 

If they dont sort out the frequency and consistency of flights theres not going to be many visitors. Airport is the priority not the occasional cyclists that comes unstuck on the tram rails. Ohh and of course if they actually got the trams up and running it would help cyclists to avoid the tracks unless they cant see the horse and tram either. 

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3 hours ago, lawfulintrigue said:

 any local cycalists on here to justify the erection of warning signs?

 

 No. It's about as sensible as erecting signs to warn us to put on a coat when it's raining.

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