Park and ride

Why don't we have a park and ride service? Douglas is congested as hell and frankly inadequate for our current needs.York has a marvellous system and is mostly pedestrianised as a result which is better for health and safety.

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People will squeeze their cars into any space and the traffic in the morning and tea time is unbearable.The people employed as traffic wardens could run the Park and ride which would be slightly out of town and people could leave their car in a safe area and take the shuttle bus into town paying a small fee or getting a rover ticket.I am sure the bean counters could make it pay but it has to be enforced to work. In York there are strict laws regarding delivery vehicles times and NO exceptions bar for disabled cars.

 

by ninjadispenser on April 09, 2017 at 02:51PM

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  • Posted by ManxVoter April 10, 2017 at 12:09

    Yes, we should have these driverless shuttle buses running from park & ride centres at the Bowl & Summerland

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39495915
  • Posted by Axe_Mann_Cometh April 10, 2017 at 15:48

    Hahaha hilarious. Mainly because the population of York is more than double that of the whole Isle of Man and they have millions of visitors each year. The Isle of Man has none.

    Douglas is a residential area alongside the commercial bits. Are you suggesting banning those people from owning cars?
  • Posted by ninjadispenser May 12, 2017 at 02:07

    No Axe Man I am not banning people who live in Douglas from driving into town,though I am gratified it caused such levity to you.My proposal is aimed at the people who work there but live elsewhere on the Island,you know,the folks in the endless traffic jams in the morning all trying to grab a parking space that doesn't exist or have to run out at lunch time and move their cars from the 'no return' spots. We don't have to have as vast an operation as York as I am well aware of the difference in population between us and York,but the time,trouble,pollution and stress that would be saved is well worth the thought.
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