Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

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Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby ElectroClaret » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:14 am

Believe Deansgate's shut, or part of it, but are the diversions around it OK, or choked up?
Due to drive in this aft, but if its too bad, I won't bother.
You usually don't get the full picture on traffic reports.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby ClaretTony » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:30 am

ElectroClaret wrote:Believe Deansgate's shut, or part of it, but are the diversions around it OK, or choked up?
Due to drive in this aft, but if its too bad, I won't bother.
You usually don't get the full picture on traffic reports.

Thanks in advance.


Don't know where you are travelling from and to but wouldn't it be worth checking the trams?

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby ChrisG » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:36 am

ElectroClaret wrote:Believe Deansgate's shut, or part of it, but are the diversions around it OK, or choked up?
Due to drive in this aft, but if its too bad, I won't bother.
You usually don't get the full picture on traffic reports.

Thanks in advance.


Deansgate has been local access only for a number of years now, so I can't see it having a major effect. Most traffic uses the ring road.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby ElectroClaret » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:37 am

ClaretTony wrote:Don't know where you are travelling from and to but wouldn't it be worth checking the trams?


I have some bulky equipment with me, CT or I may well have tried that.

Need to drive.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby ClaretTony » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:41 am

ElectroClaret wrote:I have some bulky equipment with me, CT or I may well have tried that.

Need to drive.


I thought that might be the case if there was a need to drive, otherwise it's always a lot easier parking up and getting the tram in if it's convenient.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby gawthorpe_view » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:13 pm

Extinction Rebellion protest on Deansgate.

Protest planned to last four days.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby randomclaret2 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:56 pm

Clogging up traffic is great for the environment
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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby quoonbeatz » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:08 pm

It's hardly had an impact on traffic as there's plenty of alternative routes unless you desperately need to drive on that short part of deansgate.

Deansgate isn't remotely as busy these days anyway but it's actually nice to walk along today, plenty of people milling about without the cars and trucks.
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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby ChrisG » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:30 pm

quoonbeatz wrote:It's hardly had an impact on traffic as there's plenty of alternative routes unless you desperately need to drive on that short part of deansgate.

Deansgate isn't remotely as busy these days anyway but it's actually nice to walk along today, plenty of people milling about without the cars and trucks.


MCC should pedestrianise it, would be an ace alternative to Picc Gardens.
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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby Herts Clarets » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:38 pm

gawthorpe_view wrote:Extinction Rebellion protest on Deansgate.

Protest planned to last four days.


Managed to get 4 days off work again have they? Position a bulldozer at one end of Deansgate, 5 min warning to clear the place then any remaining great unwashed get dozed out of the way.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby quoonbeatz » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:05 pm

Probably less difficult to get 2 days off given it's over a weekend.
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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby Herts Clarets » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:19 pm

Point being there's more work in a sick note than there is in most of these perennial protestors.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby nyclaret » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:21 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:Managed to get 4 days off work again have they? Position a bulldozer at one end of Deansgate, 5 min warning to clear the place then any remaining great unwashed get dozed out of the way.

Charming.
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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby quoonbeatz » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:32 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:Point being there's more work in a sick note than there is in most of these perennial protestors.


You're right, there's a lot of older folk there at the protest.
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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby Wile E Coyote » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:01 pm

Not seen Burnley as bad for traffic congestion in ages ! bumper to bumper and hardly moving all around Asda and Active way and the college.
Not helped by numerous roadworks on virtually every road in town either.Tried escaping through Brougham street/Danehouse road only to find it completely shut at the top .

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby Reckoner » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:04 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:Point being there's more work in a sick note than there is in most of these perennial protestors.


At least they are trying to have a voice about the world - however futile that may be.
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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby pushpinpussy » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:14 pm

To the idiot who sprayed Graffiti on public property on Deansgate today. Using plastic based paint from an aerosol can really doesn't help the environment.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby AotearoaClaret » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:28 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:Point being there's more work in a sick note than there is in most of these perennial protestors.


What an arrogant assumption that is.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby Aclaret » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:37 pm

AotearoaClaret wrote:What an arrogant assumption that is.

But probably correct.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby AotearoaClaret » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:43 pm

Aclaret wrote:But probably correct.


Probably - so you can’t say for sure then.
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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby Siddo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:28 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:Managed to get 4 days off work again have they? Position a bulldozer at one end of Deansgate, 5 min warning to clear the place then any remaining great unwashed get dozed out of the way.

I was on deansgate today. I listened to young and older people who are asking what will they say when their children and grandchildren ask them in years to come, why did you not take action when it was clear that our generation was ruining the environment but did nothing about it.
They are 100% correct and I admire their drive and commitment.
And no one was unwashed or smoking weed, and I honestly wish that I could have had their intelligence and awareness when I was their age.
But I didn't and was a scathing know it all, a bit like you are now mate.
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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby nil_desperandum » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:46 pm

ClaretTony wrote:I thought that might be the case if there was a need to drive, otherwise it's always a lot easier parking up and getting the tram in if it's convenient.

Can't see any logic in that at all when there's a train every hour right into the centre and it only takes about 45 minutes from Manchester Rd.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:50 pm

nil_desperandum wrote:Can't see any logic in that at all when there's a train every hour right into the centre and it only takes about 45 minutes from Manchester Rd.

The trains are totally unreliable and consistently late.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby ClaretTony » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:40 pm

nil_desperandum wrote:Can't see any logic in that at all when there's a train every hour right into the centre and it only takes about 45 minutes from Manchester Rd.


I tend to get the bus to be honest. The bus stop is about three minutes walk away and the bus pass makes it free. :D
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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby basil6345789 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:23 am

Over-congested, unfriendly place. A mini-London.

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby RingoMcCartney » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:42 am

Suppose it's the last few days before the new school term starts, for the entitled ones, to inconvenience and stop ordinary working people from getting to work or enjoying their leisure time at the weekend.




What I'm concerned about is, and they clearly haven't thought this through, but who's going to be left to finish off the Guardian cross word for God's sake !?

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Re: Anyone Driven Into Manchester This Morning?

Postby chekhov » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:17 pm

Just signed in to like your comment Siddo. Couldn’t have put it better myself.
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