This is a good thing: [T]he OPW on Friday morning said it will not reopen the gates on Monday, and has not set any future date for their reopening. It has also given its strongest signal yet that the use of the park as a “throughway” to the city could be brought to an end […]
Folk who advocate banning cycling with headphones always think it's ludicrous to equate it with banning car stereos.https://t.co/YhtsbkTFRR pic.twitter.com/HM2RArlWqB — Bez (@beztweets) January 29, 2017 Didn’t realise people drove with their ears.
Again and again, the default position is that people on bikes, or foot, or mobility scooters should take steps to avoid cars and other vehicles. It’s all about being safe, being seen, wear a helmet, high-viz (which works so well), maybe we need safer bikes with roll cages? It’s a load of raiméis. The driver […]
I like to dress the bike festively during Christmas. Lights *and* tinsel this year.
Another study showing that one of the best health adjustments you can make is to use a bike as your mode of transport as much as you can. The massive heart disease project undertaken by Danish researchers tracked for 20 years a staggering 45,000 people aged between 45 and 60 years when recruited.And the key […]
@ellenfromnowon has shared an excellent short video that shows clearly the difficulties faced by a wheelchair user when confronted with inconsiderate footpath parking. A Trip Down University Street: Pavement Parkers #inaccessiBelfast ♿ pic.twitter.com/vWWVvhf2rQ — Ellen Murray ♿?? (@ellenfromnowon) November 3, 2016 Next time you park your car, think about the impact on others. A moments’ […]
Design, design, design: Much as cyclists might like to see bad drivers punished for their distracted driving and their bike-harassing crimes, enforcement isn’t the most effective way to make the streets safer. The best way to stop “accidents” is to design better roads. Slower cars means safer roads, and while adding speed cameras and reducing […]
Cycling through Templeogue village recently, I couldn’t help but notice (because I was suddenly *very* close to the passing cars and SUV’s on the morning commute) that the old, poorly maintained, semi-segregated cycle lanes had been removed and replaced with some advisory lanes. Oh joy. Now, not only are advisory lanes not advised (ho ho), they are […]
A truck passed me twice this morning (due to it getting held up in traffic), it was a learner driver and each time he pulled out and passed cleanly with a good spacing that left me feeling safe. What a pity the goon immediately behind him in a 4×4 didn’t learn from the example in […]
With the depressing news recently that funding has been apparently cut by the NTA for pretty much anything cycle related in Dublin, including the expansion of bike parking in the Drury St. facility, it struck me that there’s no commercial bike parking in town. Of course, the first question has to be, is there any […]