Stop the horse trams 'madness'

Tynwald has navel-gazed on a solution to the horse trams for too long. It has prevented all strategic thinking about the promenade redevelopment and cost too much in time, effort and consultants fees. 

Keep a couple. Put a steering carriage, wheels and pneumatic tyres on them and let volunteers run them on high days and holidays on the promenade walkway - if we must have them at all.

Why the contribution is important

We can save the cost and stop looking backwards. This does not bring in tourists and loses money by carting empty trams up and down one of the busiest highways on the Island. 

by keshvane on April 07, 2017 at 08:35AM

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  • Posted by Hard_Pressed_Taxpayer April 07, 2017 at 09:18

    There is already a promenade scheme being developed by DOI. We don't need idiots like you trying to change it yet again!

    Let Ray Harmer crack on with it.
  • Posted by Gigabyte April 07, 2017 at 16:09

    Government did request suggestions - and by what measure do you determine that a contributor is an idiot? It sounds like a pragmatic solution to me.
  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 09, 2017 at 14:57

    I put in a suggestion for a Park and ride scheme like they have in York which would reduce the terrible congestion in Douglas.The Horse trams are part of our heritage but do need reviewing with maybe just one line instead of two and stopped when roads shut for races in TT and GP.
    Don't think insulting people particularly helpful.
  • Posted by Shale April 10, 2017 at 16:00

    Park and ride is needed. for such small island we have gridlocks everywhere, not necessary and also polluting the air. Also agree horse trams are a no no, they are clinging on to the past. By all means have horses and buggies, horse riding/trekking but put them in their own specific areas on specific days only. They don't belong with modern traffic.
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