23 thoughts on “The Open Road

  1. Scundered

    Great to see it, a great time to get any roadworks done if the staff are allowed to actually work.

  2. Kingfisher

    Essential work is allowed. That’s how those bollards were put in.

    It will be fantastic to be able to cycle along the quays without your heart being in your mouth. Many, many thanks to Dublin City Council.

  3. Tarfton Clax

    Finally. A good thing to see. Kampala and Tirana are doing the same only more so, as are London and Paris. Great to see. More of this please. We will be a proper city eventually…

    Now to turn those car parks near Brown Thomas etc into Bike parks or Skate Board parks!! Woo Hoo!

  4. Ringsend Incinerator

    Fantastic to see so many women out there running. Not mad about compression socks, but whatever.

  5. Dr.Fart

    please trust me when i tell you to try your best to keep away from cyclists and joggers. Especially avoid their wake. Majority of community transmissions outside of homes is via these inconsiderate selfish demographic.

    1. Tarfton Clax

      Right… Joggers and Cyclists are inconsiderate….. In comparison to those who drive multi-tonne pollution belching vehicles of Death Construction, and park on footpaths forcing pedestrians out onto the roads which are also full of idiot powered death machines? .. I presume you got your Doctorate in a lucky bag eh?

    2. Tinytim

      Rather than ‘trust you when you tell me’ can you please cite evidence, sources etc ? I’m not busy; happy to fact check your claim.

        1. scottser

          he’s a doctor in the same way this year’s sixth classes passed their leaving cert. i too wouldn’t mind a ‘predictive’ PhD..

      1. Rob_G

        He’s a fake doctor on the internet, so you should take his word on easily-falsifiable statements like:
        “Majority of community transmissions outside of homes is via [joggers and cyclists]”

          1. Rob_G

            Yes and I don’t believe you. You have told several conflicting stories as to what branch of medicine you practice, etc. Which is your prerogative – but you shouldn’t come out with patent bullpoop about various sources of community transmission while pretending to be a doctor.

    3. Dr.Fart

      Tafton Clax & Tinytim: Im talking about in relation to the virus. If you’re stationary, the virus can be contained in a very localised area around your being. Usually about 1.5m max. When you move fast you leave a lenghty wake of the virus you’re carrying. When joggers pass you, wheezing and breathing heavily, theyre emitting a lot more of what’s inside them, than if you are walking and breathing normally. I can’t beleive it’s allowed, you should only be allowed jog in secluded areas. Cycling should be for travel only and not little family expeditions.

  6. Tarfton Clax

    Cycling does not make you breathe more heavily than walking unless you are doing a tour de france vibe. Jogging is bad for the knees anyway. However you need to provide sources for any health related claims.

    1. Dr.Fart

      hahaha, ok, well i can’t continue this conversation after “Cycling does not make you breathe more heavily than walking” .. it’s just too stupid a starting point. if you’re dishing that out already, there’s no sense to come from you thereafter. As for ‘needing’ to provide sources. I don’t “need” to do anything of the sort. You can google it yourself. You’re clearly on the internet, so search it.

      1. f_lawless

        Spare us the fearmongering. The claim about cyclists and joggers has already been debunked. It was originally based on research by Dutch/Belgian engineers which, “despite being branded as a “study” in a much-shared Medium post aiming to summarize it — contained no input from epidemiologists or virologists and was not peer-reviewed. Its logic is deeply flawed. ”

        ” ..the “study” failed to consider two key questions: How easy is it for particles traveling in the air outdoors to infect you? And how many particles containing infectious virus would you have to inhale to become infected?.

        ‘I think we should be very careful with making assumptions about transmission based on that “study,” since it didn’t account for any variables related to transmissibility,’ said Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University, adding, ‘It’s important to understand that infections are started with a minimum infectious dose of virus.’

        The engineers simply concluded that any exposure was too much. But that’s not the case; the truth is more reassuring”

        https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/4/24/21233226/coronavirus-runners-cyclists-airborne-infectious-dose

  7. Kingfisher

    When you’re cycling, you’re pushing rolling weight. Unless you’re deliberately cycling at a high speed, or you’re going up a steep hill, or you’re cycling into a headwind, you’ll breathe deeply but calmly. Most people riding bicycles aren’t hufflepuffs. But perhaps the good doctor is plump, and thinks that riding a bike means huge puffing exercise?

    1. curmudgeon

      Maybe he’s a hipster riding a fixie bike. You’ll have to pedal mighty fast to get them going. Same with Dublin bikes made which are made from only the heaviest pig iron.

  8. Zaccone

    Now they just need to make this, and other city center pro-pedestrian improvements, permanent.

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