Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 5th January, 2019)
Saddle Cycle Lane
Thanks Mick for posting this photo.
Are the cyclists due to increase in number by such an extent to justify the cycle lanes at this junction now?
Wonder when the first bike collision will happen ?
I've been gone so long, I can't make head nor tail of the Saddle junction anymore, or Wigan it's self for that matter... The Wigan I knew and grew up in has all gone...
They won't use it anyway.....they'll cycle on the pavement like they always do. I've nearly been knocked down a couple of times by adults riding bikes at speed on the pavement, not even bothering to let you know they're there. Even on the canal towpath cyclists will often ring their bell as they come up behind you, but the people riding on the pavements couldn't care less.
The view is looking towards Wigan from the Warrington Road end.
The River Douglas runs under the road near the Topps Tiles and Screwfix shops.
Just behind the green panelled vehicle on the right of the photo is the railway bridge at Seven Stars.
Hi Janet , thought it was just me . Wasn’t there a pub called the Seven Stars ? I can’t place this at all, Wigan has changed so much . Can anyone refer me to an old picture on here of this same place .
Likewise Janet. Really strange not recognising anymore the place where you born and grew up in . It’s like your childhood
has been erased with a rubber taking part of your soul with it ,.
Just as Irene says, I saw a cyclist today but not using the cycle lane, on the pavement by SCS.
David - As Mortarmillbill wrote, you can just see the railway bridge above the green panelled vehicle. The Seven Stars Hotel is just beyond the railway, just before the canal bridge.
Thanks Mortarmillbill... I had sort of figured out I was looking toward Wigan,, seems to be Winter Hill very faintly in the background... But really I am totally lost.. 43 years since I left and the Wigan I knew is no more... As you said Dave, yes, part of my soul is gone...Very sad....
A pointless waste of time and money.
Wigan is too hilly for cycling to be practical for most people.
Regarding Irene Roberts' comment: There was a time when having a bell on a bike was the norm - maybe even legally required, I'm not 100% sure on that though - Anyway, I too have been very close to being flattened by cyclists coming up behind at speed. Some of them are completely inconsiderate, and downright dangerous. Bring back compulsory bells I say.