And here again is my issue, **** what the law is in this scenario. In the case of the mugging, there is a moral guidance, and the person you are attempting to prevent getting away with the crime is clearly causing an issue of moral consequence as well as legal. In the case of the cyclist, there is no moral consequence. No one is getting hurt, no one will die but yet the reaction is similar, somehow a minor inconvenience can be met with severe retaliation for a perceived personal slight.
The strange thing here is that the Dept Transport wouldn't look for legal advice from the DPP. If they want or need legal advice, they go to the AG.
I can only imagine that the feedback from the DPP was something about how easy or difficult or practical it would be to successfully prosecute such cases.
Long story short, it would not be practical, I imagine the DPP said if you bring it in, we won't push against anyone who kicks up a fuss about it.
Ross' ministerial report card much improved. 0/10 to 2/10
(In accordance with Muphry's Law, a discussion of Ross's committing a howler while discussing howlers committed by others, contains the word "her's".)
Placed on purpose as a quick solution to drivers mounting the path and rallying up it, either skipping queues or joyriding.
They have similar in the M50 underpass in Tallaght. Believe me, far from the worst infrastructure for cyclists around Bray. At least you can sort of see them coming.
It's always a toss-up. Big rocks in the middle of the track, or travellers camped all over it?
Stick up bollards and they'll just knock them down and move in.
There's probably a better solution, such as a nice neat wall, but that can't be done in an hour
i love the fact that they appear to have been cemented down. is boulder theft a major issue in bray?
That's dreadful. Everyone knows that the yield sign is supposed to be before the huge boulder.
Where is that exactly? Is there a demand for this kind of thing from Trial MTB'ers? What could be the purpose of these two massive rock poohs?
During the day. At night they've gotta be lethal.
With bollards there are two reflective strips typically so at least you have some hope of spotting them.
Stolen from twitter, think it said coming off the N11 into Bray.
Was thinking the same.
There is a similar thing near Citywest. On streetview here:- https://goo.gl/maps/QrGVwTPrRiu
I guess rejoining the road was already sub optimal there so the boulder, which is basically saying "just go around me in the pedestrian area" isn't such a problem. Of course that's not a very well lit area and the boulder isn't exactly highly visible so that's an issue. Just another example where the planners want to do something (stop scumbags driving up on to the path) and when, or if, anyone questions how to make sure the solution doesn't negatively impact cyclists the answer is "screw 'em".