Claiming The City



This lunchtime.

The annual Dublin Lunchtime City Cycle in Grand Canal Square.

A 30-minute ‘leisurely cycle’ around the city organised by Dublin City Council, with a fancy dress competition and a best dressed helmet competition.

Damn life-loving cosplaying hippies.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

17 thoughts on “Claiming The City

    1. Yea, Ok

      Blah blah helmets hi-viz blah blah licence road tax. Red lights mean stop for cars too, not “quick get the next 4 through”, which is at least as common.

  1. Liam

    hardly reclaiming the city – this year they sent us out around Ringsend and into the port to mix it with articulated lorries. More like getting the cyclist out of the city for an hour.

  2. Mr. T.

    Cyclists going the wrong way on one way streets as if it’s totally normal seems to be a new phenomenon.

    Pedestrians and drivers are not expecting you from that direction you morons.

    (I am equal part cyclist, driver and pedestrian).

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      I am equal part driver, busser and pedestrian and yep, the rules are for ALL ROAD USERS!!

  3. frank o'shea

    Cycling is fine and dandy where cyclists behave. But when they use pedestrian zoned areas; footpaths, they are fair game and to be issued with any type of elbow jab, shoulder shove or verbal abuse of the most vile nature even from any and all pedestrians to such reckless miscreants. Abuse of cyclist on footpaths is to be encouraged and promoted at all times.
    As to cyclists on zebra crossings, I will continue to ignore them and drive straight through regardless, just as they do.

  4. doncolleone

    this morning I almost got doored by a stupid woman in front of Connolly who thought it was ok to stop in the middle of the road to let her equally stupid friend run into the station without looking, screw you, your cars, you lazy yankee lifestyle SUV loving inbred asshats. That DCC have to tuck you away in the suburbs to do these stupid good for nothing stunts says it all about city centre traffic. Build proper segregated lanes for bikes and close the city centre to private traffic. End of.

    1. scottser

      i had occasion to drive the coast road from killiney to dun laoghaire today. lots of narrow windy roads, lots of complete monkey-farmers in mercs and SUVs parked up on double yellows, up on kerbs, right up to corners and junctions. just cos you have your hazards on does not mean you do what the duk you like!!!

  5. dereviled

    As a cyclist in Dublin I would like more drivers to use their indicators.
    As a driver it’s like negotiating a crèche.

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