This is a typical cycle lane in Dublin city centre. It consists of a bit of paint at the side of the road. Technically it’s an offence for motor vehicles to drive or park in a cycle lane, but enforcement is very rare, and all too often motorists stray into these painted cycle lanes without […]
Let’s hope that our Lord Jesus doesn’t pick the upcoming Papal Mass in Phoenix Park to make his second coming, as there’ll be no ‘Christ on a bike’ that day. The official transport guidelines for the Pope’s celebration of Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26th August state that: It is not possible to cycle […]
The number one reason stopping people cycling is the perception that it’s dangerous.
Some of this fear is caused by bad road design. Some of this is caused by bad behaviour from other road users. All of the fear can be solved by better infrastructure!
When the surface crumbles away like this it makes the bike lane uncomfortable (and sometimes dangerous) to ride on. Bikes don’t have the massive tyres and suspension of vehicles to absorb the uneven surface.