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The prom (COVID closed 31 March 2020, reopened 18 May)

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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    We are giving out here about a few people on the beach and the Prom during the fine weather, take a look at Bournemouth in the UK today. Picture taken from Sky News ,

    https://storify.com/services/proxy/2/BI1Ll1pPY6rq9ZYNAe8tgg/https/media.fyre.co/jLEEbOsOQNGQ6CUN58FQ_bournemouth%202.PNG

    Holy crap


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,941 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble


    zell12 wrote: »
    Reinforcing that pedestrians should walk on right. Being ignored though.

    Has this actually been stated anywhere?

    It's bad advice anywhere that the is a footpath.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,067 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    Has this actually been stated anywhere?
    It's bad advice anywhere that the is a footpath.
    Yeah, there is a few traffic cones on Prom mid-footpath, and arrow signs

    It's tradition to walk on right facing the oncoming cars, so it follows onto footpaths.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,967 ✭✭✭what_traffic


    zell12 wrote: »
    Yeah, there is a few traffic cones on Prom mid-footpath, and arrow signs

    It's tradition to walk on right facing the oncoming cars, so it follows onto footpaths.

    So the "Prom" walking area has not been widened? Still just the footpath?


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,067 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    So the "Prom" walking area has not been widened? Still just the footpath?
    Well the anti-parking barriers & cones are still on road, extending area a wee bit


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,967 ✭✭✭what_traffic


    zell12 wrote: »
    Well the anti-parking barriers & cones are still on road, extending area a wee bit

    Theres a storm coming, how many of these will be standing tomorrow morning?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,967 ✭✭✭what_traffic


    Theres a storm coming, how many of these will be standing tomorrow morning?

    Pile of these are blown down today, Galway City Council needs to get more appropriate barriers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,067 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    Pile of these are blown down today, Galway City Council needs to get more appropriate barriers.
    Agree, permanent colourful concrete barriers and tall palm trees :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,967 ✭✭✭what_traffic


    zell12 wrote: »
    Agree, permanent colourful concrete barriers and tall palm trees :)

    Water filled ones might be a solution until a wider promenade for the coastal greenway can be constructed.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ChewyLouie


    Theres a storm coming, how many of these will be standing tomorrow morning?

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2050232308453792


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,388 ✭✭✭inisboffin


    ChewyLouie wrote: »

    Jesus, that's not the safest! Even if they had put them all facing in it would be slightly better.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭Whereisgalway


    inisboffin wrote: »
    Jesus, that's not the safest! Even if they had put them all facing in it would be slightly better.

    At least a cycle lane would leave the footpath to Pedestrians


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,388 ✭✭✭inisboffin


    At least a cycle lane would leave the footpath to Pedestrians

    When that little segregated bit was open it was used by cyclists and pedestrians. You'd be safer on the path though. I don't mind a mix of pedestrians and cyclists sharing a space (they can do it in Europe fine, we are just not used to it). No problem with cyclists ambling beside walkers etc. It's when people belt through or pedestrians jump out suddenly into bike paths. A dedicated bike path there would be good but could only be o/w unless the widen it.

    At the moment it's a death trap with those spikes.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭Whereisgalway


    inisboffin wrote: »
    When that little segregated bit was open it was used by cyclists and pedestrians. You'd be safer on the path though. I don't mind a mix of pedestrians and cyclists sharing a space (they can do it in Europe fine, we are just not used to it). No problem with cyclists ambling beside walkers etc. It's when people belt through or pedestrians jump out suddenly into bike paths. A dedicated bike path there would be good but could only be o/w unless the widen it.

    At the moment it's a death trap with those spikes.

    Cyclists should be at the road side of the barrier, no reason for em to be on the footpath what so ever


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,534 ✭✭✭at1withmyself


    ChewyLouie wrote: »
    Presumably that means the removal of the cones and barriers blocking parking?



    Anyone know if the council carparks opposite the Salthill Omniplex and beside the Aquarium are opening today?

    The one opposite the omniplex is still closed, forgot to look at the aquarium one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,388 ✭✭✭inisboffin


    Cyclists should be at the road side of the barrier, no reason for em to be on the footpath what so ever

    Very often families will be on the prom side and a kid or two on a bike beside them when they walk. Or two people walking one beside them on a bike. I have no problem with this, it's no different to a buggy imo. What is out of order is cyclists belting along, weaving in and out of people.

    The strange barricaded rat run thing was way too small for two way anything and was a mixture of people walking, cycling and joggers so not safe for 'regular' cycling.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ChewyLouie


    The one opposite the omniplex is still closed, forgot to look at the aquarium one.

    Passed earlier today - aquarium car park also still closed.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭Whereisgalway


    They still have the diving tower closed off


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ChewyLouie


    They still have the diving tower closed off

    Not opening until Phase 2. Changing area not opening until Phase 3.

    Diving tower to be "one way" through to Phase 5, which seems unenforceable.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    ChewyLouie wrote: »
    Not opening until Phase 2. Changing area not opening until Phase 3.

    Diving tower to be "one way" through to Phase 5, which seems unenforceable.

    If it not workable they'll just close it up again


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,388 ✭✭✭inisboffin


    ChewyLouie wrote: »
    Not opening until Phase 2. Changing area not opening until Phase 3.

    Diving tower to be "one way" through to Phase 5, which seems unenforceable.

    Teens / youngesters already using it for the last week. Nobody seems to have stopped them any time I was passing, went in over the fence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭lion_bar


    ChewyLouie wrote: »
    Diving tower to be "one way" through to Phase 5, which seems unenforceable.

    I thought that meant you go in via one ladder and out the other. That should be fairly self enforceable. Paint a couple of arrows on the ground.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,519 ✭✭✭GalwayGrrrrrl


    lion_bar wrote: »
    I thought that meant you go in via one ladder and out the other. That should be fairly self enforceable. Paint a couple of arrows on the ground.

    Isn’t it walk up and jump off? No chickening out!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,388 ✭✭✭inisboffin


    Isn’t it walk up and jump off? No chickening out!

    There's a bit of confusion about it. And it would depend on the tides for the ladders, but in one side and out the other. But for the top two levels, yeah, I heard it's only down by jumping if you go up!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,067 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    Isn’t it walk up and jump off? No chickening out!
    Aye
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  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭PrairieDawn


    That's an old photo... Theres a cruise ship in the background. But they just closed prom again. And silver strand.


  • Registered Users Posts: 751 ✭✭✭buzz11


    Some 'leading by example' parking this morning...

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    2020-05-29-09-24-16.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,918 ✭✭✭Storm 10


    Both City Council vehicles, closing the prom again beggars belief the City Council are treating the people like children, Leo on the radio this morning telling us to get out and enjoy the weather, then you have this and the closing off of Spanish Arch. People are in bits after a seven week lock down and need to get out otherwise the health implications for some wont be good.

    In the UK from Monday Schools are opening and Parents and Grand Parents will be able to meet up, their beaches are packed for the past week and what are we allowed to do.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭Whereisgalway


    Storm 10 wrote: »

    In the UK from Monday Schools are opening and Parents and Grand Parents will be able to meet up, their beaches are packed for the past week and what are we allowed to do.

    I’m glad I live in Galway and not the UK


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  • Posts: 24,714 [Deleted User]


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    People are in bits after a seven week lock down and need to get out otherwise the health implications for some wont be good.


    People are acting like bold children so deserve to be treated as such.

    People will be in a lot more "bits" if they get the virus. I am certainly not in "bits" from being asked to stay the f**k at home, can't believe the mentality that finds it such a terrible thing and worse than getting sick with a deadly virus.

    Its a very good move closing the prom as this weekend will be mayhem there needs to be a serious push by authorities to keep people apart this weekend.

    You highlight the UK as if its a good thing, its a terrible idea opening their schools and allow beaches to get packed. How can you think its a good idea and be thankful we are in Ireland during this and not any of the countries stupidly opening up too fast.


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