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)
Director/DOP Finn Keenan writes:
I walked down Whitechapel High Street [in East London] holding a camera way too close to peoples faces. The results were interesting…
Screengrab from a video which caught a motorist-cyclist confrontation last year in East Hanover Street, Dublin
From the Irish Times letter page:
A chara, – Given the increase in use of helmet-mounted cameras used by cyclists to “shame” motorists (June 10th), perhaps pedestrians could take to using their mobile phones to document the daily instances of cyclists dangerously and arrogantly breaking red lights and mounting footpaths at speed. – Is mise,
Cyclists and pedestrians (Irish Times letters page)
Previously: Who Is In The Right?