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#1420 - 30/08/06 07:58 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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#1421 - 30/08/06 08:02 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
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Originally posted by tonyk:
The coast to coast walk is a concept rather than a fixed route.Wainwright never intended people to follow him blindly.

The truth is the only reason the coast to coast hasn't become a National Trail is due to the dangerous A road before Ingelby Cross.If the route had NT status the goverment would be obliged to make it safe and building a bridge across this road would cost a small fortune.



The bridge would be a boost to walkers on the C2C. Okay,thankfully,there has been no accident on the A19 involving walkers (not to my knowledge anyway). However as someone taking an advanced driving course and observes the maximum speed limit,driving along the A19 on Monday and keeping within the 70mph,the amount of vehicles that over took me at speeds between 80-90mph was tremendous.
Of course,walkers have to be vigilant crossing it,but a vehicle doing a ton,coming out of nowhere,will have no control in trying to avoid the walker(s) and thus create a catastrophic accident.
As i said,thankfully,such a scenario has not yet occurred,but doing something to make such a thing less likely would surely be a blessing.
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#1422 - 30/08/06 09:21 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 07/05/06
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Loc: Stafford
Nimrod. But these walks are meant to be a challenge. A bridge over the A19, what next, a causeway both sides of Nine Standards ?

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#1423 - 31/08/06 09:05 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 183
Loc: Cheshire, UK
OMG, I feel a Norman moment coming on....

For the number of people who do this walk each year and for the number of years it's been going, if no-one has been killed or seriously injured crossing the A19 - why the hell do we need a bridge???

Surely people capable of walking 200 miles across England should be capable of crossing a road?

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#1424 - 31/08/06 09:44 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 16/02/04
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Originally posted by LoneWalker:


For the number of people who do this walk each year and for the number of years it's been going, if no-one has been killed or seriously injured crossing the A19 - why the hell do we need a bridge???

Surely people capable of walking 200 miles across England should be capable of crossing a road?


I have to agree with Nimrod.The A19 isn't the normal hazard you associate with a country walk and its only a matter of time before someone is killed.It comes at the worst possible time in the day when walkers are tired after a 23 mile slog from Richmond.Couple that with the slowing down of visual perception that happens when you have been away from traffic for a week or so and you have an accident waiting.So far people have been lucky but eventually that luck runs out.

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#1425 - 31/08/06 12:21 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 24/11/04
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Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
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Originally posted by LoneWalker:
OMG, I feel a Norman moment coming on....

For the number of people who do this walk each year and for the number of years it's been going, if no-one has been killed or seriously injured crossing the A19 - why the hell do we need a bridge???

Surely people capable of walking 200 miles across England should be capable of crossing a road?


There are lot of things across the world that has been occuring for years,used by many people without an accident - until an accident happens and the investigation states the bleeding obvious. As TonyK rightly points out,the A19 isn't a normal hazard you associate with walking.
Nimrod

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#1426 - 31/08/06 12:49 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 25/07/06
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I feel a pre walk risk assessment coming on : )

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#1427 - 31/08/06 05:31 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Where is the A19? I don't remember any dodgy bits except for the main road about 5 miles outside RHB.

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#1428 - 31/08/06 06:04 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 24/11/04
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It is just before you get to Ingleby Cross.
Nimrod

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#1429 - 31/08/06 06:44 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 07/05/06
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Loc: Stafford
If they're not capable of crossing a main road they should stay at home.
Or are we expected to tread Coast to Coast walkers like infant school children and provide them with lollipop ladies if a footbridge can't be built soon ?

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