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.
Commuting in Ireland (from Census 2016)
How do you get to work?
A survey of commuting habits in in Ireland, taken from last year’s census, is published today.
The Central Statistics Office writes:
In April 2016, 56,837 people cycled to work, an increase of 43% since 2011. Three quarters of these were males.
Two thirds of all cyclists were in Dublin city and suburbs, with 38,870 persons cycling to work. In contrast, just 2,330 people cycled to work in Cork city and suburbs, 1,874 in Galway, 968 in Limerick, and 395 in Waterford…
Census 2016 Profile 6 Commuting in Ireland
On the Finglas Road, Dublin
As a pedestrian, I am interested in the debate concerning cyclists who do not feel safe while cycling on the road. Following a few recent near-misses with cyclists and skateboarders on local footpaths, I now feel anything but safe while out walking. Maybe a solution would be “pedestrian only” lanes on footpaths? Or should pedestrians consider wearing crash helmets?
Pedestrian safety (Irish Times letters page)
Pic and related: Footpaths are for cyclists when it suits Dublin’s councils (Irish Cycle, 2011)