Thursday 19 October 2017

Council 'taking action' after bizarre 'anti-cycling' cartoon posters erected in Howth

Poster
Poster
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A local county council are 'taking action' after a number of 'anti-cycling' signs were erected in north Dublin over the last week.

The bizarre cartoon signs were places up on poles around popular tourist and sight seeing spot Howth Head.

Cyclist Dave McManus contacted Fingal County Council when he saw the posters while out on his bike in Howth and Sutton on Thursday.

"Any idea who's responsible for these #AntiCycling posters that appeared in Howth and Sutton?," he asked.

The colourful signs have a jokey tone with slogans like 'I look good in Lycra', 'We own the road, don't we?', and 'It's the hill of Howth not the Tour de France. Slow down.'

However, McManus - who is also a motorist - believes that the posters have a negative message and paint cyclists in a bad light.

"There was about two dozen in all starting at Sutton Cross and going up Howth Hill until The Summit pub," he told independent.ie.

"Obviously someone having a pop at cyclists but I think in the current climate over obesity and lack of exercise, particularly amongst the young, I just thought they were very insensitive."

Credit: Dave McManus
Credit: Dave McManus

"We have been made aware of these signs and will be taking appropriate action," Fingal County Council said.

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