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Weekend traffic ban for Manchester’s gay village

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  1. Working together is what it is all about! Nice job all.

  2. Isn’t this customary for all gay prides though? Rather all events? Streets are closed off because of the masses of ppl…nothing too new here

  3. Not that I disagree with safety, it’s absolutely paramount, but I get the feeling this move has been inspired by the nearby gay quarter in Liverpool which banned traffic at night only two years ago. Funny how Manchester Gay Village never did this years ago and suddenly they’ve acted now.

    You’ve got to remember how Manchester thinks, it can’t handle the remotest competition when it’s had the queer monopoly for so long.

  4. Derek Williams 25 Oct 2011, 4:55pm

    “I’m the only gay in the Village!”

  5. Dear Mr Karney ….
    IF the GAY village “attracts thousands of people from all over the world to the city centre” along with thier MONEY !!!
    Why have the city counice cut all fudding for Queer up north and Pride YET throw millions at MIF (Manchester internationl festival ???
    What a load of ol TOSH ….

  6. Cambodia Guesthouse 25 Oct 2011, 7:16pm

    Nothing wrong with this at all…

    Everybody seems to agree it’s the best thing to do…. so do it…

    I have spent many happy times in Manchesters Gay Village before coming out here…. This should have been done long ago!

  7. It’s definitely a good idea.
    I once saw a car drive over a girl’s leg on Sackville. admitedly, she was brawling in the middle of the road though.
    I wonder what the two taxi firms running within the area will do though?

  8. So they have found money to do this, but cant find cash for more important things.

    1. Jock S. Trap 13 Nov 2011, 11:04am

      Yawn! What a bore. People’s lives are important, Yes even Gay ones. Bigot!

  9. GingerlyColors 26 Oct 2011, 6:32am

    I think it is a good thing if it encourages people to leave their cars at home before having a night on the raz. Manchester enjoys good rail and tram links so people do not have to choose between drinking and driving. Personally I prefer country pubs myself and most weekends from the beginning of March to the end of October I take my tent with me so I can camp it up in more ways than one!

  10. Jock S. Trap 13 Nov 2011, 11:03am

    Good news!!

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