In Dublin, Jimmy Stagg of Stagg Cycles in Lucan, has seen it all; from the Kelly-Roche boom to the recession and the cycling boom during that period. But he says the current surge in business is more hectic than anything he has ever witnessed.
Asked what it had been like, he said: “Absolutely unbelievable. I’m 45 years in the business and never, ever would I have dreamed anything ike this could happen in our industry.”
So this sums up Garda Traffic policing. Gardai car pullls up on path behind a van blocking cycle lane to fine a beggar and then pop in for coffee while the van drivers is still in the van blocking the lane…
On my way home from a @dublincycling meeting and had the joy of two close passes from @dublinbusnews No. 37 in Stoneybatter. First he overtook me and pulled in sharply in front of me, forcing me out of the lane. He then did a punishment pass a few seconds later. Why risk my life? pic.twitter.com/RpAJgThdS3
You may recall the makeshift bollards temporarily sequestering the cycle lane on Ryders Row, Dublin 1?
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.