Tag Archives: Cyclists

Yesterday.

On Twitter.

Requests were made by gardaí, via their Twitter account, for the videos above to be removed from Twitter.

The videos contain footage taken by cyclists.

The requests prompted some on Twitter to ask the gardai what law was being broken by the posters…

Anyone?

Gardaí fears over dangerous driving videos ‘have no basis’ (Catherine Sanz, The Times Ireland edition)

Beardy.

Fixie.

GUILTY!

It’s Satchelman!

Earlier

Oh.

This morning.

FIGHT!

Cyclist passes a traffic light

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.

RSA expert’s ‘anti-cyclist’ piece toned down (Aaron Rogan, The Times Ireland edition)

Rollingnews

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.

He spoke too soon.

Spoke.

Suit yourselves.

New law on drivers overtaking cyclists abandoned (Irish Times)

Rollingnews

Context

Thanks Alan Bracken

The Luas on O’Connell Street, Dublin

This morning was the first Monday of the new Luas cross city service.

So how did that go?

Well.

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.

Oh.

Yikes.

Signal failure creates gridlock as Luas cross city hits first rush-hour (Irish Times)

Pic: Galwaytrad

Concerned Pedestrian writes:

find it strange that the Luas are targeting cyclists with their near misses video  when less than 2 weeks ago a female pedestrian died after being hit by Luas tram.

Rather than make the Luas lines safer for cyclists by implementing a non slip track coating, or innovative technology such as Saferails  they go on the offensive.

Luas (Facebook)

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Finally.

Shane Lynne writes:

I have been looking at rainfall for cyclists and working out how often people actually get wet when cycling to work in Ireland.

– People get wet on their way to/from work three times as much in Galway as they do in Dublin.

– If you cycled to work every work day in Dublin in 2015, you would have gotten wet 35 times in the year, compared to 115 in Galway and 67 in Cork.

There you go now.

How wet is a cycling commute in Ireland? Pretty wet… if you live in Galway (Shane Lynn)

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Tonight.

RTÉ One’s Six One News.

3stella writes:

Cyclist on the narrow pedestrian path over the East Link while Irish motorist Guardian Conor Faughan  gives a interview against the retention of tolls… RTE six one..