Tuesday 17 September 2019

Shocking video footage shows 'close call' between Dublin Bus and cyclist

Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

A cyclist had a close call with a Dublin Bus this week after video footage emerged showing a bike lane and bus lane appearing to merge into one.

The Dublin Bus was pulling into a bus stop in Donnybrook and the cyclist had to come to an immediate stop as the bike lane appeared to come to an end.

The shocking video footage was recorded by another cyclist who was about 100 yards behind the incident.

Nobody was injured.

Cycling figures released by Dublin City Council in September reveal that the number of cyclists in Dublin city has more than doubled in the past six years, with more than 95,000 people using their bikes in the capital every day.

The number of users of Dublinbike has also soared in recent years, with 16,285 people availing daily of the city bike service, up from 4,474 in 2010.

However, data released by the Road Safety Authority shows that more than 100 cyclists are being seriously injured in collisions each year.

There have been 11 cyclist deaths so far this year.

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