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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 21st January, 2022)

Standishgate


Standishgate
Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 21st January 2022 at 00:44

Another photo of Standishgate? How original.

Comment by: PeterP on 21st January 2022 at 07:00

What times is it a pedestrian Zone.? Every time I go to Wigan there seems to be vehicles parked on Standishgate.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st January 2022 at 08:36

Instantly recognisable let's hope that stretch doesn't change with all the plans underway..

Comment by: DTease on 21st January 2022 at 08:39

Another moan from the real James Hanson? How original.

Comment by: Mick on 21st January 2022 at 12:23

This section of Standishgate is supposed to be a shared road, but pedestrians think they own it and walk straight out across the road without looking.
Ive had a few near misses with dozy pedestrians when I going down it on my bike.

Comment by: Coireal @ Gold Watch on 21st January 2022 at 13:49

That comment by Mick beggars belief, what do you expect folks to do as it is a pedestrianised zone within the town centre after all, i.e. no vehicles between the stated hours and cycles or scooters shouldn't then be ridden but should be pushed along. Remember if you ride into someone you'll more than likely end up in court and be ordered to pay damages for any sustained injuries. The council's Central Watch have cameras recording in the town centre and the images would be presented in the court as evidence.

Remember folks, if anyone riding a bike hits you whilst you are walking in the town centre during pedestrianised hours contact a lawyer, and, going by many complaints made by members of the public, it will more than likely be someone who resembles Mr Pastry riding the bike, so easily recognisable.

Comment by: Ray on 21st January 2022 at 13:56

PeterP, The reason for vehicles being on Standishgate is because they are
carrying and delivering their goods to the nearby shops that the shoppers
have come to purchase, also security vans delivering pound notes & cash
to the several banks nearby.

Comment by: John B on 21st January 2022 at 17:16

Mick if you are going down it, you are going the wrong way, if i was a pedestrian i'd make sure you wouldn't have a near miss.

Comment by: Edna on 21st January 2022 at 21:09

I went up there in a taxi, to train station, before 10am. The driver said, after 10am its pedestrianised until late afternoon.

Comment by: PeterP on 22nd January 2022 at 09:29

Ray deliveries have to be made at certain times but if the bollards are down I have seen vehicles drive up Standishgate outside these hours

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