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Above from left Cyclist Mark Langtry, Assistant Garda Commissioner David Sheahan, Minister for Tourism Transport and Sport Shane Ross TD, RSA Chief Executive Moyagh Murdock and cyclist Dave Magee

This morning.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) May Bank holiday weekend safety campaign launch urging motorists to give “cyclists the space to ride safe”.

The RSA and transport minister Shane Ross recommend drivers allow a safe distance of at least 1.5 meters when passing at speeds above 50km/hour.

FIGHT!

Previously: Falling Down

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You are invited.

To a silent die-in “to protest deaths of people who cycle” outside Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 tomorrow at 6pm.

Mike McKillen writes:

This past week has seen the tragic killing of a young person cycling on Dublin roads, bringing the total number of cyclists killed this year to 5.

2017 was the deadliest year for people who cycle in Ireland with 15 deaths, the highest in 10 years.

The issue of safe streets is not just affecting people who cycle; 14 pedestrians have already lost their lives this year. It is worth noting that 2017 had the lowest number of fatalities for people in motorised vehicles in over a decade.

I BIKE Dublin and Dublin Cycling Campaign are conducting a silent demonstration tomorrow outside Leinster House at 6pmto express their sorrow and anger at this latest death on Irish roads, and to call on the government to invest in safer streets as a matter of urgency.

We are calling on the Government for –

A minimum of 10% of transport budget allocated for safe cycling and walking

Better design of cycling and walking infrastructure, especially at junctions where people are forced to interact with motor vehicles.

Dublin Cycling Campaign

iBikeDub

This morning.

Thomas Street, Dublin

Dhaughton writes:

On the left is a cycle lane running along Thomas Street to James’s Street. I counted 18 cars parked in it this morning. The same cars are parked there all day everyday, even though there is a paid carpark on the left.

That road is so dangerous now with the increase in rerouted bus traffic and the increase in traffic from the on-going works in James’s hospital.

You also have to deal with the cars being over the white lines and the cars and buses being forced into your path by the traffic island on the right.

And all that before having to deal with the hell which is the James’s Street Luas tracks just ahead.

Earlier: Ah here

Dublin Cycling tweetz:

An ill-advised new @AIBIreland advert (aimed at young drivers) includes a scene depicting an angry encounter with a cyclist clad in pink lycra, suggesting that this is a rite of passage for new drivers. Hey @AskAIB, we need to talk…

This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2

Minister for Transport Shane Ross with junior minister Ciaran Cannon at the formal handing over of a submission about Minimum Passing Distance Law (MPDL) to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport (JCT).from cycling bodies in Ireland, including (pic 2) Ernestine Woelger from Skerries Cycling Club with Vice-President of European Cyclist Federation Dr. Damien O Tuama

The number of cyclist fatalities (15 dead) increased by 50% in 2017.

The proposed distance is 1.5 metres.

FIGHT!

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Yikes.

Dublin Cycling tweetz:

This one on the corner of Guild Street gives me nightmares when it’s wet. The combination of the bend, parked cars, door zone, wet steel, upcoming junction and drivers trying to overtake on the bend to make the lights makes it a worrisome spot.

gwhite addz:

This one at the Coombe is also slightly off camber and treacherous when turning left with busses bearing down on you.

*swerve*

John Hurley writes:

Apart from the Luas lines, cyclists are endangered even more by the deplorable state of the lanes in which we’re expected to cycle.

This metal trap (above) in Donnybrook [Dublin 4] took out both my tyres and almost put me under a car..

Earlier: Luas Slips

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?