The Anonymous Widower

A Design Crime – Manchester’s Totally Crap MiGuide

When I see things like this, it really gets my anger up.

All I want in a City Centre, is a map that will show me where to go, not some indecipherable device, that I probably can’t work, as I have the sort of fingers that don’t work well with touch screens. I don’t want to be bombarded with advertising.

If I need information, like the nearest gluten-free restaurant, I’ll search Google.

Give me maps on liths like Ipswich, Glasgow, Preston, Bristol, Birmingham, Southampton and Sheffield! Or big ones with seats like Krakow!

Manchester used to have some nice maps, but they seem to have been removed.

Perhaps they’;re kept with the Ed Stone?

These devices are total crap, that should be consigned to the dustbin of the future.

They’re certainly a Design Crime.

January 4, 2016 - Posted by | World | , , , ,


    • It’s all done to discourage visitors.

      Comment by AnonW | January 6, 2016 | Reply

  1. I haven’t seen the new iguides, mostly I know where I am going. I am in Manchester every week as I do some volunteer work just off Piccadilly gardens, and on the whole I like the vibrancy of the city centre. And I feel safe, even on my scooter, although I did feel vulnerable on New Years Day going down a scruffy little narrow street between Tib St and Oldham St because it was very quiet apart from a lot of drunken young guys. There is gluten free place near the Arndale, and I went for breakfast there with my daughter one time, before I went to volunteer. Sadly, it was bad service, overpriced food, not particularly anything special.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | January 6, 2016 | Reply

    • You probably wouldn’t go there, but the new place in Manchester Victoria station looked to be a gluten-free desert. I actually, don’t think they were up to the standard demanded by the Food Standards Agency!

      On my trip I ended up in Carluccio’s in Piccadily station. It’s reliable and convenient.

      Why can’t I use my contactless bank card as a ticket on Manchester trams, as I could in London, if I didn’t have a Freedom Pass?

      Comment by AnonW | January 6, 2016 | Reply

  2. I would be unlikely to eat at Victoria Station, partly because it is down the road from Dough. Don’t know ab out contactless cards, I can’t use Manchester Trams because they don’t allow scooters – apparently there are now about 6 on the list that you can use, and mine isn’t on the list. I will speak to Shopmobilty who issue the pass that you need to be allowed to use tram with a scooter, because I actually believe that since mine folds up to not much bigger than acceptable hand luggage on a plane, that I should be able to get a pass. But since you have to be a one legged black lesbian with 17 kids to get anything from Manchester Council, I don’t hold out much hope.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | January 7, 2016 | Reply

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