Hello people who are interested in livable, pedestrian friendly streets! We are having the first meeting of the Irish Pedestrian Network on 26th February at 7.30pm in the Teachers’ Club on Parnell St. All interest groups and individuals welcome. Skype participation also available.
Do not post images or video alleging offenses against people or vehicles who can be identified. Data protection everyone is entitled to their good name. Report the matter at a Garda station. Make a statement this will allow prosecution to proceed. All must share the road safely.
As promised here’s the video. Suspect is bearded, cycles a hipster style bike. I’ll be driving that road every day at the same time, I think fate has bound us together and we will meet again.@broadsheet_iepic.twitter.com/SvR3hSxgre
To clarify, his satchel was hanging off the back of his bicycle,the buckles on it scraped the car. He knows he did damage as he looked back. And that shot I will be putting online later. @broadsheet_ie
Aaron Rogan, in The Times Ireland edition, reports:
An “expert” with the Road Safety Authority claimed that cyclists were a “law unto themselves” and had a “complete disregard for the rules of the road” in the first draft of a controversial newspaper article that prompted a backlash when it referred to the increasing number of bike users as “swarming masses”.
The reference was removed by the RSA before the article was submitted for publication along with a claim that cyclists had developed a “majority-rules mindset” and were “battling it out for first place in the cycle lane, or as some call it, the ‘psycho’ lane”.
The toning down of the article, published in the Irish Independent’s motoring section under the byline “RSA expert”, was revealed in documents released to The Times under the Freedom of Information Act.
From left: Assistant Garda Commissioner David Sheahan, Minister for Transport Shane Ross and RSA Chief Executive Moyagh Murdock launching a proposal to make it an offence to pass a cyclist closer than 1.5m on roads with 50kph limit or higher
Mr Ross said it had proved exceptionally difficult to draft legislation on a minimum passing distance that was constitutional and that could be enforced, and as a result the Bill would not proceed.
It is understood the Attorney General’s concerns centred on how the 1m and 1.5m distance could be measured for enforcement purposes.
This morning was the first Monday of the new Luas cross city service.
So how did that go?
Conor Pope, in The Irish Times, reports:
A traffic signalling failure in Dublin caused traffic chaos across the city on Monday morning, the first weekday of the new Luas cross city service.
Dublin City Council, the Luas and the Garda traffic division are all working to deal with the signalling failure which has seen the new tram line get off to a very rocky start on its first day of ferrying serious volumes of commuter traffic.
Lad from work:
I got the #Luas this morning
Got off at Stephen’s Green as usual, forgetting it goes all the way now
Walked down Grafton St, got a McD’s breakfast & walked to Westmorland St
And there it was to my right – the same Luas I got off earlier!
I beat it #LuasCrossCity