Cross City Cyclists

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Dublin Cycling writes:

“In 2012, before Luas Cross City construction began, the NTA commissioned a report on the integration of cycling & trams. Here are that report’s recommendations. Nowhere in the report is a ban or “dismount” of cyclists recommended or even referenced. Nowhere.”

Anyone?

Dublin Cycling

UPDATE:

Free tonight?

27 thoughts on “Cross City Cyclists

  1. Mourning Ireland

    Dublin Cycling. Flat out alienating the public again. How about we take away that bike to work tax break and use the cost to the exchequer switch tracks to the addressing homeless issue instead.

    1. Mr. Camomile T

      I’d love to know how you’ve interpreted this to be alienating the public?
      The Bike to Work scheme has paid for itself many times over in terms of the public health benefits which it will reap down the line.
      People who cycle regularly (such as to work) are 46% less likely to develop cancer and heart disease. How much does the exchequer pay towards the treatment of these diseases annually?

      1. Increasing_Displacement

        “The Bike to Work scheme has paid for itself many times over in terms of the public health benefits which it will reap down the line.” – source of future fact please

  2. conski

    its an appalling lack of vision/ responsibility/ understanding/ from DCC for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.
    But at least they have their beloved faux cobblestone look.

    Directly elected Dublin mayor with teeth and responsibility please

    1. Cian

      “Directly elected Dublin mayor with teeth and responsibility please”?
      Why? this will only add another layer of complexity and delay into getting anything done.

  3. Warden of the Snort

    it’s only a matter of time I regret to say before a cyclist gets seriously injured in a violent road rage incident

    1. Blonto

      No. It’s a new addition. That part of the road is just about wide enough for one vehicle. There’s high curbs on both sides which means that if a cyclist is squeezed out if there’s nowhere to go. The other option was for cyclists (heading towards the front of Trinity) to go on the Luas tracks on the left. But now the trams are running it might be a bit risky. Just bad planning at that area. Most other places they did a decent job.

  4. Andrew

    Cyclists are supposed to dismount crossing some pedestrian bridges over the Liffey.
    Most don’t bother.
    I don’t see the big deal about getting off your bike? Having said that the signs should be just a warning and if you fall off, tough.

    1. Yeah, Ok

      A pedestrian bridge is just that, a pedestrian bridge. Cyclists shouldn’t be cycling on them. Telling a cyclist to dismount on the road is like telling a driver to get out and push their car around certain corners, something that would be rightly regarded as a ridiculous suggestion.

      If any sign were to be placed there it should be something along the lines of an advisory notice to motorists that cyclists are recommended to position themselves assertively at that point. Maybe they could add an apology on the cyclist’s behalf for the 5-10 seconds it might cost the driver before they reach the next traffic light.

          1. Nigel

            Turns out Salmon is now a protected species. As a tree-hugger, I’m obliged to approve, at last in principle.

  5. realPolithicks

    I don’t get all the hostility towards cyclists on here, if everyone (including cyclists) would slow down a bit and show some simple courtesy to each other then Dublin and all other cities would be much more pleasant to live in.

    1. Andrew

      You’re right but it requires a collective will to make it a better place to live in. They do get that in some countries.
      Not in Ireland. Every man/woman for themselves.

  6. Joe

    Based upon the comments of cyclists on the various Broadsheet cycling posts, compulsory insurance for cyclists should be deducted from The Bike to Work tax break as a public service.
    I will happily nominate cyclists in Dublin for the Darwin Awards, bless their little irate souls!

  7. Mr. Ed

    IT’S. A. TEMPORARY. SIGN.

    The works following those recommendations are scheduled to be finished 2019. Went through an Bord Pleanala in August. There’s been continuous major public consultations on it; pretty sure the Dublin Cycling Campaign should be well aware of this – this is just fishing for clicks.

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