Ryders On The Storm

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They took the lane into their own hands.

You may recall the makeshift bollards temporarily sequestering the cycle lane on Ryders Row, Dublin 1?

‘ings writes:

A video has surfaced. It’s not too exciting or revealing but does show the issue of people cycling being forced out of the contra-flow cycle track into oncoming traffic due to vehicles parking in the cycletrack.

The planters/bollards worked and after they went in a number of drivers were noticed slowing down to pull in but drove on when they realised they couldn’t.

In fairness.

Free the lanes.

Music: ‘Yakety Sax’ by Boots Randolph

Previously: Free The Lanes

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11 thoughts on “Ryders On The Storm

  1. Panty Christ

    Great craic now when a car crashes into a makeshift bollard mounts the path and kills scores of pedestrians minding their own business

  2. Ronán FitzGerald

    Contra-Flow is that the new term for cyclist riding the wrong way down a one way road now?? at least 6 of the SUNT’s in this vid.. including the tuber by the looks of it…

    1. George

      A contraflow cycle lane is a provided for cyclists to use in a road that has access for. Cars in only one direction due to width limitations. Cyclists don’t need as much space so. A lane is provided to enable to travel. In both directions as cyclists are not the reason for road being “one way”.

      In case the cyclists going with the traffic should not be using the cycle lane.

      1. George

        A contraflow cycle lane is provided for cyclists to use in a road that has access for cars in only one direction due to width limitations. Cyclists don’t need as much space so a lane is provided to enable them to travel in both directions. Cyclists are not the reason for road being “one way” motorists are.

        In this case the cyclists going with the traffic should not be using the cycle lane.

    2. Nigel

      I mean it’s been in common use both as a word and as a road traffic feature since, what, the eighties, but sure, ‘new.’

    3. Rep

      Its actually quite impressive the ignorance of people who would seemingly claim to know the basic rules of the road. Have you never heard of contra-flow lanes?

  3. Mickey Twopints

    For the love of Jehosophat, please tell me that was autocorrect.

    *now autodelete by the looks of it

  4. Just Sayin

    It’s a contraflow cycle lane so the majority of the cyclists, 17 by my count are going the wrong way.

    1. Rep

      Its actually quite impressive the ignorance of people who would seemingly claim to know the basic rules of the road. Have you never heard of contra-flow lanes?

      1. Liam Deliverance

        So is the intended travel of direction, for this piece of cycle lane, going towards parnell street?

        If so, why are the painted images of a bicycle on the road surface upside down, they are usually the correct way up as they cyclist passes over them?

        What happens when cyclists going in the wrong direction meets another cyclist, who gives way?

        Also the cycle track signs, in blue, appear to be facing both directions on street view?

        And finally, why is the cycle lane half the width at the junction with parnell street, cars come in close there as they turn on to Ryders ?

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