Monday 22 January 2018

Emer's right about cyclists

Sir -- Emer O'Kelly's views (Sunday Independent, October 17) on cyclists are spot on. I read her first article some weeks ago and felt that what she had written was long overdue and hoped this might ignite a debate.

To my chagrin, I read two letters the following week, each critical and negative. The rarely challenged cyclists striking back. How dare a journalist write honestly on this subject!

Emer, I witness what you described each day of the working week. I have been a pedestrian in Dublin city centre since the early Eighties. Foul-mouthed, law-flouting cyclists are an embedded feature of urban 'culture', anonymous guerrillas whom I have yet to see being cautioned by a garda.

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