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Old 06-02-2018, 04:50 PM
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no, I said that there is no problem with cyclist overtaking each other on 2 way cycle lanes once the coast is clear on the opposite lane ahead of you. You seemed to suggest they shouldn't
Nope. I was suggesting that cyclists tend not to like 2 way cycle lanes because they know so many of their fellow-cyclists are unpredictable and weave in and out without much lane discipline.

Not sure how you and your fellow dub cyclists roll but it's very common here for cyclists to completely ignore the directional arrows on cycle lanes.

In fact I'd venture to suggest that from what I've witnessed at least 30% of the time cyclists here are cycling in the wrong direction in cycle lanes.

Say what you will about motorists but even their biggest critic has to concede there's nothing like the lack of lane discipline amongst motorists in car lanes that one sees amongst cyclists in cycle lanes. Hence many cyclists aren't enamoured of two lane cycle paths next to each other - they don't trust them!
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:15 PM
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Say what you will about motorists but even their biggest critic has to concede there's nothing like the lack of lane discipline amongst motorists in car lanes that one sees amongst cyclists in cycle lanes.
I suggest you take a spin on s dual carriageway, motorway, or any road with a filter lane during rush hour and come back to us on Motorists and Lane Discipline, chief.
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:21 PM
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apart from the obvious - they are cycling the wrong way down that cycle path

I actually beg to differ. Some roads have curves deliberately designed into them to prevent drivers from falling asleep at the wheel.

I'd say thats what happened here with the cyclists.
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:28 PM
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I actually beg to differ. Some roads have curves deliberately designed into them to prevent drivers from falling asleep at the wheel.

I'd say thats what happened here with the cyclists.
Either that or they are cycling backwards

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Old 09-02-2018, 04:53 PM
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Which is worse, cyclists on footpaths or cars?? In Cork and All!!

http://www.eveningecho.ie/corknews/V...d4a4f1bb165-ds
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:54 AM
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Cyclists should be allowed use the N40. There should be a cycle lane in the tunnel.

But they should only be allowed turn left towards the city centre when they exit the tunnel.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:06 PM
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Just looking at the news there and a new law being introduced is,in 50km zones and above you have to overtakes cyclists from a distance of at least 1.5metres.Obviously the motorist federations and various organisations are up in arms......seems a fair oul distance imo.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:17 PM
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Just looking at the news there and a new law being introduced is,in 50km zones and above you have to overtakes cyclists from a distance of at least 1.5metres.Obviously the motorist federations and various organisations are up in arms......seems a fair oul distance imo.
Reason being you have a 90% chance of killing the cyclist if you hit them at 60kph+
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Old 12-02-2018, 08:03 AM
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Reason being you have a 90% chance of killing the cyclist if you hit them at 60kph+
That's true for pedestrians, I don't know whether it's also true for cyclists.

Sound_y would probably have a great time taking part in an experiment to find out though
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Old 12-02-2018, 09:29 AM
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Reason being you have a 90% chance of killing the cyclist if you hit them at 60kph+
According to the opinions from various federations,that a driver should be at least half ways on the line in the middle of the road now,when overtaking...seems like a fair ways across the road.
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