Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 2nd December, 2007)
But. NO access for wheel-chairs and electric mobility scooters. I know .Been trying for the last six years to get in to these places. Even with a telephoto lens.
Sorry Dave. No problem with your pic. Fine as usual.
No worries Ron :)
Catch 22 I think. If they make them accessible to wheelchairs they get ripped to bits by motorbikes and quads. Then a wheelchair wouldn't be able to use them anyway.
Dave ,Dave. I will take my chances with motorbikes any day. A rough road is better than a fence. Motor bikes don't go down Makison arcade, or the galleries. The police would soon be on to them. Park on a double yellow line ,and the police are soon to be found. If they really tried, bikes could be stopped .No, barricades are the easy option .
The problem is with unlicensed bikes etc Ron. If a bike on a road knocks you over there's a good chance the rider will be insured etc. Most off road bikes are not - despite a Public Footpath being legally a Highway and thus subject to the same law.
It is, I'm afraid, one of those issues with more questions than answers.
Have you spoken to the Council's Public Rights of Way people about this? 01942 404309
Dave. Just let this go . I can fill a book with names of people in Wigan and beyond who I have approached. I apologize for using this site for publicity purpose. Lets just take pictures eh. Cheers and thanks.
Ok Ron - no worries - just trying to help :-)
But if you ever need an inside contact that knows the council's Public Rights of Way team - just contact me via the forum. I design all their leaflets and do their photography :)