Friday 21 July 2017

One-way street? Not if you're on your bike

To provide more safe routes in cities and larger towns, the department is weighing up plans to allow cyclists to travel in both directions on one-way streets
To provide more safe routes in cities and larger towns, the department is weighing up plans to allow cyclists to travel in both directions on one-way streets
Paul Melia

Paul Melia

Cyclists are set to be allowed to travel both ways down one-way streets under plans being considered by the Department of Transport.

But cyclists who break red lights or cycle carelessly on footpaths will be hit with a €40 fine under new rules coming into force from July 31.

To provide more safe routes in cities and larger towns, the department is weighing up plans to allow cyclists to travel in both directions on one-way streets.

The offences will be subject to fixed-charge notices, including cycling without reasonable consideration; no front or rear lamps at night; entering a pedestrianised area; breaking red lights at junctions; failing to stop for a school warden; and crossing a stop line at level crossings or bridges with red lights flashing.

The new regime will affect some 40,000 people who cycle to work every day.

Irish Independent

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