Sunday 4 December 2016

Liam Collins: On your bike to all the bad manners and ignorance of rules of the road

Dublin's cyclists have been breaking the rules for decades, says but standards are now at an abysmal level

Published 06/01/2013 | 05:00

Since the Dublinbikes scheme came into effect a couple of years ago the standard of cycling in the city has deteriorated to a dangerous level.

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Bad and all as cyclists were beforehand there is now shocking and abysmal ignorance of the rules of good behaviour, with cyclists breaking lights, going up one-way streets the wrong way, cycling on the footpath and generally ignoring the rules of the road and good manners.

I should know, I've been cycling in Dublin since the 1980s and I've yet to see a garda actually stop a cyclist committing any of these illegal acts in more than three decades.

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