Thanks Spaghetti Hoop
That’s not how Twitter works, Dublin Bus News.
He has a point. They’re pretty irritating….
Good luck with that
Adam is right all the same… Dublin Bus drivers are the worst speeding culprits in the city centre especially on Baggot Street and Pearse St, and give cyclists no space whatsoever.
Cyclists should get out of the way or go under the wheels.
Fifty tax paying citizens on their way to work should not have to proceed at the pace of a saddle sniffing Lance Pharmstrong wannabe grunting his way up the Chapelizod bypass!
50 tax-paying Citizens? Coming in from Ballyfermot? Not a hope!
cyclists pay taxes too jiz stain.
Are weed and juggling taxable products now?
ok, but the cycling feckers could use the cycle lane on the stillorgan dualler and not slow 40 actual tax paying citizens +10 OAPs clogging up the rush hour buses for no discernible reason
Have you ever tried cycling on those cycle lanes? Most are just old, neglected footpaths with patches of useless red tarmac here and there. Full of potholes, going through bus stops, over kerbs, past driveways… so yeah, I’ll be choosing the road now and again thanks.
if there’s a cycle lane allocated then yes they should be using that, though many of the cycle lanes are in very bad state of repair they are dangerous, the N2 being a prime example of that also
As opposed to you stuck in traffic sweating from your brow for 2hrs to go a 10km distance. Moron.
Stop reducing everything to monetary input terms.
You live in a society whether you want to or not.
All that effort to use the Pharmstrong pun?
Ha ha, quality.
Actually, I love puns, what am I saying.
Ah Puns Nom Nom N……
It’s a vicious cycle.
But serously they are BUS lanes not BUS and cycle lanes.
Get the BUS ya freaks? The Greens lost!
i want to hate you but youre just too damn clever
read your highway code before making a fool of yourself on the internet
* correction – “50 inept lard arses”
If you want to go fast get a bike or run and do yourself, your environment and your bank account a favour.
Cyclists are incredibly irksome, no harm to have one or two clipped by bus drivers every now and again.
Your surname is not Healy Rae by any chance?
I guess your reliance on the Bus means you have never had to learn the Rules of the Road. A cycle lane is for cyclists; a bus lane is for buses; a shared lane is for both and in those cases the cyclist should pull in and allow the bus to pass where it is safe.
A cyclist should never be in a bus lane only nor should a bus be in a bicycle lane only.
In a shared lane the cyclist is not under any obligation to stop the bike and haul it up on to the footpath to allow the bus pass.
I hope that clears it up for you.
So the driver gets the foot down and we let evolution take over!
Cyclists v buses is like sharks v Chinese people!
You are an idiot,please leave this site.
yeah burn out your oil and natural resources as fast as possible, that’s real evolutionary thinking you got there… sigh
As occasional user of bus/Luas and cyclist, I can confirm that Dublin Bus drivers are very often gratuitously dangerous towards cyclists.
It doesn’t cost these taxpayers of yours anything if the bus driver uses his indicators nor if he looks in his mirrors before pulling in or out. Probably the contrary.
I must say that I’ve always found buses to be far from the worst when it comes to driving near bicycles. Taxis and young girls are the worst in my experience, the former through pig-headedness and the latter through lack of experience.
What’s the point of this?
Oooh, someone got a reply to their tweet.
Nevermind those non-news, where the article on Kerry “Drink Driving” Permits???
It’s gone international…
Oh good Jesus Christ!
*hangs head in shame*
What clampers said
The f***ing Healey-Rays!
*cap falls off*
3 drinks and then driving a few miles on a back road
Really that bad?
Yes. Giving official sanction to driving over the limit? Are you kidding? The first time some fool drives into a ditch or, God forbid, hits someone the sh*t will hit the fan so hard you’ll think the painters have been in.
How would you qualify for a permit I wonder? I have visions of a load of old fellas being given a feed of booze and then taking a “drunk-test”, driving around a disused industrial estate.
In theory nice idea, in practice horrendous consequences.
I smell a TV3 reality show!
Yes. Most accidents occur within a short distance of a persons home. 5 minutes.
*scratches head… where did I read that… wish I could remember*
12 of these slack jawed morons were not there to vote, sack the lot, bunch absolute leeches.
Surely a local council doesn’t have the power to change the law as they see fit without approval from Dublin?
Nope, the only thing this resolution will do is bring global attention to the ridiculousness of our local government.
Nothing to do with the fact a bunch of those fine councilors own pubs…
Though in fairness there was one pub-owning councilor on Morning Ireland having voted against it.
If we’re not careful we’ll start to garner a reputation as been a nation of alcoholics…oh wait…
The lunatics have taken over the asylum! F**k you Broadsheet, we’ll talk about what we want to talk about
I totally agree that drink driving is not OK and I don’t think this is the solution. But bear in mind that suicide rates amongst lone dwelling farmers are very high in isolated parts of the country and for many the pub is the main social centre. I’m not saying that this is right I’m just saying that the motivation for allowing the individuals to drive may not just have been to sell a few more pints of an evening.
They can drive to the pub and have a coke then
It strikes me as deeply cynical. There’s no way this is workable or acceptable. If it highlights rural isolation and loneliness, good. But its very unworkability is suggestive of a grandstanding vote-garnering exercise.
Alcohol is also a major factor in suicides, as are single vehicle accidents. Cop on.
I’m sure your idea lowers the suicide rate drastically!
Healey-Ray couldn’t buy a minibus and drive the lads home?
In the past I’d have agreed with the tweeters sentiments but Dublin Bus have got their act together with regards customer service these days IMO.
I was experiencing trouble with a faulty travel card last week and the drivers of the 25A, 79, 67X & 69 let me on every morning/ evening without any qualms. When I contacted head office about the problem they sent me out a replacement one the next day with very few questions asked.
I’ve found that there are dozens of nice drivers for every asshole type you come across. That said a few of them do speed but I guess I would too if I had to drive to some of the places/ carry some of the sorts they have to ;)
How come you use ‘IMO’,but no other abbreviations in your message.Something i’m not getting?
That’s just how I roll sir
Dublin Bus are right though. It’s not a great idea to use bad language aimed at a twitter account of a public transport company.
I knew a Vickery once and he was a cock.
The one time I had occassion to tweet dublinbus looking for reasons as to why there were no buses I was ignored. The account was active, tweeted a number of times prior to and after my tweet. Nothing but PR muck, divulges anything positive, ignores the negative. I was tempted to send abuse after standing in the cold for half an hour, can completely understand
Send an email to BACINFODublinBus@dublinbus.ie and list out the stop number and the time you spent waiting there. Follow up with a phone call- they will get back to you.
I saw about 4 near misses on my way home from work last night..two cyclists nearly getting creamed and a few pedestrians because of cars running red lights…people need to COP ON and open their eyes on the roads! It’s not a matter of cyclists vs drivers. IDIOTS use all manner of transport!!
Hear hear! Stupid cyclists & rude drivers give the rest of us (cyclists) a bad name. Half the week I cycle to work and I drive the other days (because of logistics and the nature of my job, it’s not always practical to cycle.) I once pulled in to let a bus go ahead of me in a shared lane & to be fair to him, he waited & was prepared to let me go first.
I have just as many stories of my friends & girlfriend (who is an excellent cyclist in terms of obeying the rules of the road) being intimidated, bullied and damn near killed on the roads by inconsiderate/bad drivers.
Idiots do indeed use every form of transport.
Yep, I nearly got knocked off my bike by a beatch in a merc in Ranelagh before Christmas. I’ve been a nervous wreck on the bike ever since! the bike lanes along the canal are great though..much safer than being out in the traffic. You really do need to have your wits about you on a bike especially in Dublin!
What about the hundreds of cyclists that break red lights every day?
I walk 6 miles a day, to and from work, and the amount of cyclists who break through red lights and pedestrian green men is jaw dropping. I see pedestrians struck and knocked down by cyclists on an almost daily basis.
The cycling lobby has campaigned long and hard to be put on an equal footing to motorists, it’s a pity they wouldn’t adhere to the rules of the road as well.
Ur jaw drops every day? Tiring I’d say
I agree. But these red-light-ignoring cyclists (& I see them a lot too) are an appropriate example of exactly the type of idiot cyclist I’m talking about. It frustrates me just as much when I’m on my bike, to see them speed past me when I’m stopped at a red light, because they’ve decided it doesn’t apply to them. But just as all bus drivers aren’t inconsiderate a**holes, neither are all cyclists.
there’s a big difference in damage potential when it comes to breaking a light on a bicycle and breaking one in a car and hitting a pedestrian, though of course they shouldnt break the law. In my opinion they should however be allowed to give way at traffic lights to encourage more motorists to leave their cars at home.
Bus drivers are a varied crowd, as any group, but Dublin Bus as a corporate person is clearly a wanker
Now that’s a clarification. Well said.