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#1430 - 31/08/06 07:24 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
tonyk Offline
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Registered: 16/02/04
Posts: 1033
Loc: UK
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Originally posted by Lounge Lizard:
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 ?


Recently two people were killed near to were I live crossing a road very similar to the A19.Its not just walkers who are at risk but also motorists.It only takes one hesitant walker to cause a motorist to swerve with catasrophic consequences.

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#1431 - 31/08/06 08:31 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
argonaut Offline
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Registered: 19/11/04
Posts: 430
Loc: peterborough. uk
Yeah, when do we hear people making statements like.........................

"We must ensure this never happens again".

When its Far To late.
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#1432 - 31/08/06 08:38 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 20/02/05
Posts: 163
I know he's deregistered now, but for the record - those were more black lies from Norman.

He did NOT walk the walk in 1967 - nor could he, being of tender years, much less, walk with his imaginary "son".

What does deregistered mean? Is it a voluntary or involuntary termination of membership?
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#1433 - 31/08/06 10:23 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 17/11/05
Posts: 275
Loc: Austin, Texas
I must one of those who crossed the A19 three times on one C2C walk (in September 2004). You see, the news agency in Ingleby Cross was closed so I was obligated to walk all the way back to the petrol station on the west side of the A19 to get us some snacks for the evening.

As I recall, it was a little dodgy but if you were patient, you could cross it without any difficulty.
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#1434 - 01/09/06 12:16 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
Quote:
Originally posted by Lounge Lizard:
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 ?


If you want the job LL,go for it,son.
Nimrod

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#1435 - 01/09/06 07:30 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
argonaut Offline
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Registered: 19/11/04
Posts: 430
Loc: peterborough. uk
Quote:
Originally posted by Sam Peps:
I know he's deregistered now, but for the record - those were more black lies from Norman.

He did NOT walk the walk in 1967 - nor could he, being of tender years, much less, walk with his imaginary "son".

What does deregistered mean? Is it a voluntary or involuntary termination of membership?

....................

Its not DEregistered, its UNregistered, and if thats the case i thought he was'nt allowed to post. ???
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#1436 - 01/09/06 07:12 PM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
Thanks, Nimrod, it would be better pay than I get taxi driving but it's too far to travel to and from work each day.

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#1437 - 03/09/06 07:26 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
MarkF Offline
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Registered: 31/01/06
Posts: 234
Loc: Canberra, ACT, Australia
With regards to crossing the A19 or whatever.

The French have a very useful approach to these sorts of safety issues. You put up a sign telling people that there is a danger of fast moving traffic and assume that they will take the relevant precautions. Being French they usually put on the sign a reference to the relevant statute or by-law and disclaim all responsibility if you are too stupid or slow.
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#1438 - 03/09/06 07:39 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
Top Babe Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Wynyard, UK
Unfortunately I have to drive part of the A19 every day to work. It scares me even in the car as have seen so many accidents ( one week I saw one almost every day). It is a very busy dual carriageway and people drive too fast and too close together.
However you look at it crossing by foot is a risky business- i am sure if hte coast to coast remains as popular there will be an incident. The phrase 'chicken run' came to mind.
I would certainly support any campaign for a foot bridge.

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#1439 - 03/09/06 08:24 AM Re: Coast to Coast Campaign
Kite21 Offline
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Registered: 31/07/05
Posts: 85
Loc: Chester, UK
We seem to have come a long way from the topic.

Let's assume the footbridge over the A19 has been built.

Do we still want the Coast to Coast to be a National Trail?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of National Trail status?

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