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SoundMan

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Cycles are used. Lots of data publicly available shows that.
If Cycle lanes are improved and made better and safer, they are used more. Again, lots of data available shows that.

It's not my fault you don't cant read.

As for need, well there are thousands of kids who could and would cycle to school if it was safe for them to do so, but I guess they or their safety dont matter to you. Only the unloved think like that Soundy.

It might help if you could construct actual sentences :ROFLMAO:

What does the publicly available data you refer to above show as the number who cycle more than once per day. And what does said data show about the use of the already provided cycle lanes?

Might be best if you stop guessing because you don't seem to even have a grasp on the blatantly obvious *ank. :cool:
 

SoundMan

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So technology can read markings the size of a postage stamp on a bike going 20-30kph?
Right so.....

Of course, you ignored the most pertinent issue here. That no one country in the world is advocating or looking to do what you are advocating. Which tells a lot tbh.

The easiest way to do what you are saying is by using face recognition technology. It already exists in places like China. That is the side of history you are on Soundy.

By all means, lobby your TD to install this on roads so you can catch those pesky cyclists. We will see how far you get.

The easiest way to check and see what vehicles are being driven contrary to the rules of the road is to check for a unique identifying marker on them, there's no need for face recognition - have you already forgotten the new technology that you were praising the introduction of just a few pages ago. You thought it was grand when it was for catching motorists who don't obey the ROTR but you seem reluctant for its use in tracking errant cyclists.

You're the one saying it should only be the size of a postage stamp btw not I.
 

SoundMan

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Is it illegal for 2 people to be on a motorized scooter.

I've seen it a few times but afaik there's no regulations governing these motorized scooters apart from a top speed limit which is bonkers. These dark evenings time and again you see so many of these scooters with even less lighting or reflectors than most cyclists have. And it seems the vast majority of the scooter drivers are in black, head to toe. Scary!

Think it should be mandatory that they have lights front and back, wear a helmet, and an advisory that they wear a high viz-vest too so they can be better seen. Of course it's not much good unless such rules would be enforced 😞
 
Nonsense, getting a registration sticker when you purchase a bike isn't making it hard for anyone. If someone goes through a red light be they motorist or cyclist I want them caught and fined. You want cyclists to get off scot free for breaking the rules.

Again, where in the world operates such a thing?
It's illegal to cross the road as a pedestrian when there isn't a green man showing at the traffic lights. Should we put stickers on people's foreheads to stop this?

I want everyone to follow the rules, but I am not for stupid knee-jerk nonsense either that just won't work.
 

SoundMan

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Again, where in the world operates such a thing?
It's illegal to cross the road as a pedestrian when there isn't a green man showing at the traffic lights. Should we put stickers on people's foreheads to stop this?

I want everyone to follow the rules, but I am not for stupid knee-jerk nonsense either that just won't work.

Why must we take our lead from how it's done elsewhere? Do you think Irish cyclists and legislators are inherently thick and incapable of coming up with good ideas of their own or something?

You clearly don't want everyone to follow the rules, you just want motorists to. You describe it as "stupid knee-jerk nonsense...that just won't work" to come up with a way of trying to ensure ALL roadway users (including truckers, car drivers, bus drivers, scooter drivers, and cyclists) adhere to the Rules of the Road.
 
would a badge around this size on your bike really put you out so much? one on the back of front. or possibly back and front.

for a fella who calls people idiots and makes fun of their intelligence this can’t be beyond the bounds of your imagination.

bicycles are obliged to have reflectors, a bell amd lights for cycling in the dark. an extra badge back and front is easily doable.

edit: i’m not saying cyclists should be paying to be on the road. i’m saying these badges should be issued to every bike on the road or maybe just individually to each bicyclist and can be moved to another bicycle should their buy a new one.

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Two things.

A badge or sticker of that size will be too small for any existing camera or human eye to make out the ID number, when a cyclist is going at any speed, so whats the point?


Lastly, no country in the world operates such a farce of a proposal. I wonder why? Or has PROC cracked this mystery?
 

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