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  • in reply to: Local Driving Standards, minimal police action. #141327

    pete
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    To be honest, it’s no worse in Wrexham than in any other big town/city. It’s a UK wide problem.

    One of the PCC’s main points in his manifesto was “There should be more emphasis on roads policing to reduce those killed or seriously injured, particularly amongst young people.” (copied and pasted from the PCC website). OK it might take time to recruit more officers but there doesn’t seem to be any improvement on the ground yet.

    in reply to: Parking #139357

    pete
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    Scrapping the free after 3 doesn’t make sense. Crescent Road and the old People’s Market car parks always have loads of spaces even though they are free in the afternoon, so charging for parking will mean fewer people in the car park.

    If the car park was always full in the afternoons/evenings I could understand them charging to reduce demand.

    The council car parks in Wrexham are pretty cheap – Little Roodee in Chester is £5.80/day, Oswestry is £6/day, Chester Grosvenor Centre is £10/day, Chester Pepper Street NCP is an eye watering £16.20/day if you get there after 9am!

    in reply to: Working in Manchester City Centre #137535

    pete
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    There’s an hourly train from Chester to Manchester (airport), plus another one which takes the slow route via Stockport. I didn’t think the connections with the Wrexham trains were that great though and there was a bit of a wait a Chester, but people do do this commute by train so it can’t be that bad.
    Your best bet might be to drive to Helsby or Frodsham and catch the train from there.

    I used to park and pedal to various locations near Manchester, but not into the city centre itself. Ok in the summer but not so much in the winter.

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    in reply to: Early Morning Cyclists #135567

    pete
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    Would be nice if motor vehicles had their lights on too when it’s dark and/or poor visibility.
    The police neede to crack down on this, like they do with all motoring laws. They can pull over the invisible cyclists at the same time too.
    The problem is they have no time/money for it and other things are considered more important.

    in reply to: 'SPRING BOARD' DESPERATE GIBBERISH #135458

    pete
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    If you look at the graph in the wrexham.com article, there seems to be an obvious upward trend over the period shown, despite the week on week variation which could be due to all sorts of things like the weather.

    It would be interesting to compare with Eagles Meadow’s data if wrexham.com can get sight of it.

    in reply to: Stansty Road bridge closure #134502

    pete
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    That said, the closure is a fantastic opportunity for people to cycle to work in the middle of summer.

    Stansty bridge is the signed cycle route, and the way I used to cycle to work until it was closed.
    Have they left a gap so people can cycle through?

    in reply to: A5 halton to gledrid a deathtrap #133245

    pete
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    Why are people suggesting the road be narrowed? That would cause more congestion on an already busy road. Better to WIDEN it, making it a dual carriageway on both sides, like the Wrexham Bypass, surely?

    It would be quite quick and cheap to narrow the road in the short term to prevent overtaking if desired. You wouldn’t need to bring the kerbs in, just repaint the white lines on the edges of the road. Didn’t they do this for a while (with some temporary barriers) after one of the other recent crashes.

    The road does need widening in the long term, but isn’t the typical timescale for agreeing, designing and building a new road around the 20-30 year mark?

    If Go-Safe were truly about slowing traffic down they wouldn’t hide on bends or bridges. They’d make themselves highly visible. They’re tax collectors, pure and simple.

    The white van with the blue/yellow chequer stripes on the bridge at Chirk last weekend was easy to spot a mile away on the dead straight road, but it didn’t stop people going past it at 80 mph.

    in reply to: Election Leaflets #132273

    pete
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    In Clwyd South here.
    – Lib dems: Nothing
    – Plaid: Nothing
    – Labour: 1 (yesterday)
    – Conservatives: 4

    The gist of it so far is:
    – Vote Conservative because Corbyn is an idiot (no info on the local candidate though).
    – Vote Labour because the local Conservative candidate is an idiot.

    Not really anything on anything local, except Labour saying they’re going to continue bringing more jobs to the area.

    in reply to: The Can't be Bothered Generation! #129778

    pete
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    We’re both registered to vote, although I’m not sure what the point is – we have 2 councillors and there are 3 candidates (2 labour, 1 independent).
    The Labour candidates have historically had nothing in their manifestos covering local issues yet always get voted in. Nothing’s improved in the area over the last 5+ years while they have been councillors.
    The independent candidate has thwarted efforts by local groups who have genuinely tried to make a difference to the area, and at the last election was taking credit for the work that they had done so won’t get getting my vote (again).

    Maybe I need to move somewhere else.


    pete
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    Visit 1:
    We went to the cinema and were going to take advantage of the free parking at Waterworld but found the signs saying it was maximum 2 hours, but no way to pay or otherwise if you stayed longer as the machines were all covered up.
    We just went and parked in Crescent Road where we normally park because it’s free after 3pm anyway for as long as you like. Loads of spaces in both car parks at the time though.

    Visit 2:
    The other time we were going to try parking at Waterworld again but after moving 10m in 5 minutes on Ruabon Road we gave up and parked on Ruthin Road where we would normally park and walked in to town.

    Visit 3:
    We only wanted to pop into Halfords on the way to somewhere else but couldn’t get there due to gridlock on Ruabon Road again, so we gave up and went back to the bypass.

    So no, it didn’t make any difference to us.

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