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Cycling on paths and other cycling issues (updated title)

  • 28-05-2020 1:59pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 15 ✭✭✭ Rogerrabit


    Hi cycling in footpaths is very dangerous for pedestrians especially now with this virus pandemic. Every day I witness these events cyclists on the footpaths spewing out germs as they cycle past pedestrians less than two feet from them. If any of these cyclists have the virus the pedestrians have no chance they will pick up the disease. Why do the police allow this carry on. They should be protecting the elderly instead of turning a blind eye to this outrageous carryon. What do yo think out there in Ireland the country whose population do not know how to wear a facemask.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,890 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore


    Bless your eyesight that you can see them spewing germs.
    But yes, it's illegal, germs or not, but no-one is bothered doing anything to put a stop to it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,752 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash


    Rogerrabit wrote: »
    ... If any of these cyclists have the virus the pedestrians have no chance they will pick up the disease....
    That's a gross over-reaction. I work in the health service frontline and on the frontline a person is only considered to be at risk if they spend more than 15 minutes in close contact (i.e. less than one meter) with an infected person without wearing any PPE.

    It's a difficult law to enforce. How do you prosecute a 5 year old?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,036 ✭✭✭ MarkY91


    That's a gross over-reaction. I work in the health service frontline and on the frontline a person is only considered to be at risk if they spend more than 15 minutes in close contact (i.e. less than one meter) with an infected person without wearing any PPE.

    It's a difficult law to enforce. How do you prosecute a 5 year old?

    Obviously aimed at teenagers and adults flying past at 20mph but ok..let's focus on 5 year olds with their training wheels...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,293 ✭✭✭ TheBoyConor


    I'd be surprised if anyone was every prosecuted for this.

    Unless caught red handed by a fairly stern Garda, I cannot see it being enforced.
    It would come across as being anti cyclist.

    And as for the cute hurr cyclist, then can always just say "oh Guard, sure I was only cycling on the footpath because I was just about to enter that property right there".

    I'd say just live and let live.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭ Curb Your Enthusiasm


    If only cyclists would use those bloody cycle lanes!

    https://streamable.com/u0shp6


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,293 ✭✭✭ TheBoyConor


    That is pretty bad but at the end of the day the chocolate soldiers are off because of covid so people are obviously going to take advantage of that while they can.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭ Curb Your Enthusiasm


    That is pretty bad but at the end of the day the chocolate soldiers are off because of covid so people are obviously going to take advantage of that while they can.

    This happens daily, well before the days of covid I'm afraid!


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,024 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko


    Rogerrabit wrote: »
    Hi cycling in footpaths is very dangerous for pedestrians especially now with this virus pandemic. Every day I witness these events cyclists on the footpaths spewing out germs as they cycle past pedestrians less than two feet from them. If any of these cyclists have the virus the pedestrians have no chance they will pick up the disease. Why do the police allow this carry on. They should be protecting the elderly instead of turning a blind eye to this outrageous carryon. What do yo think out there in Ireland the country whose population do not know how to wear a facemask.

    What if the pedestrians have the virus and they pass it to the cyclists? What are you going to do about that outrageous carry on?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,485 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    Thoroughly enjoying the responses to this tweet.

    https://twitter.com/jamieheaslip/status/1266016429008134144


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,024 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko


    Looks like Jamie Heaslip got a few answers that he wasn't expecting when he went looking for problems on footpaths;

    https://twitter.com/jamieheaslip/status/1266016429008134144


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,292 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    That ratio is only getting worse....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,445 ✭✭✭ Rodney Bathgate


    Yes, it would be nice if cyclists obeyed the rules of the road and stayed off footpaths. Errant cyclists, cycling on the footpath, coming within 2 feet of pedestrians (i.e. me) is a regular phenomenon where I live and walk. These rogue cyclists seem to be unaware of the whole “social distancing” thing that has being going on here the last few months. Aside from the legal aspect.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,629 ✭✭✭ Rubberchikken


    Nearly run over by two teen girls cycling round a vend on a path at speed and with the constant lack of regular cycling meant much swerving and braking but we all survived. No virus passed between us, that I know of.

    Yeah I wish they'd cycle on the road but traffic and. Lot of drivers are a bit*h.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,430 ✭✭✭ Charles Babbage


    I'd be surprised if anyone was every prosecuted for this.

    Unless caught red handed by a fairly stern Garda, I cannot see it being enforced.
    It would come across as being anti cyclist.


    Not enforcing it is anti pedestrian, but because pedestrians are not organised into pressure groups or have forums on Boards.ie the anti social activity is ignored.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,890 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore


    Not enforcing it is anti pedestrian, but because pedestrians are not organised into pressure groups or have forums on Boards.ie the anti social activity is ignored.

    Cycling has turned into a quasi religion/cult activity, any transgressions by them are quickly turned into an exercise of whataboutery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,024 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko


    Not enforcing it is anti pedestrian, but because pedestrians are not organised into pressure groups or have forums on Boards.ie the anti social activity is ignored.

    Or maybe it's because traffic law in general isn't enforced here, which is why we end up with 98% of motorists breaking urban speed limits.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,445 ✭✭✭ Rodney Bathgate


    Cycling has turned into a quasi religion/cult activity, any transgressions by them are quickly turned into an exercise of whataboutery.

    Case in point the next post after yours.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,733 ✭✭✭ micar


    But yes, it's illegal......but no-one is bothered doing anything to put a stop to it.

    I would rather see a 5 year old cycling on the footpath than on the road.

    No cyclist will ever be fined for cycling on a footpath. However cycling dangerously can result with a fine.

    Parking on footpaths equally illegal.

    At the moment there are 11 cars on road parked on the footpath.....1 on a double yellow and another on the footpath with a continuous white line.

    No space given to walk on the footpath forcing pedestrians to walk on the road.

    Came across a video clip* from cork recorded today by a cyclist,....18 cars/vans parked in a dedicated cycle lane (continuous white line) * just seen link was posted in first page.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,485 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    Cycling has turned into a quasi religion/cult activity, any transgressions by them are quickly turned into an exercise of whataboutery.
    to be fair, we do look on rolling up one of your trouserlegs as a sensible thing to do. still working on the handshake though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,733 ✭✭✭ micar


    Yes, it would be nice if cyclists obeyed the rules of the road........rogue cyclists

    Would be nice if motorists obeyed the rules of the road.

    "rogue cyclists".......ffs
    Nearly run over by two teen girls cycling round a vend on a path at speed

    Coming home earlier from the park with dogs in the car.

    Guy in a VW 4x4 came around the corner way too fast....I had to break and move further to the left for fear he was going to hit me side on.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,445 ✭✭✭ Rodney Bathgate


    micar wrote: »
    Would be nice if motorists obeyed the rules of the road.

    "rogue cyclists".......ffs



    Coming home earlier from the park with dogs in the car.

    Guy in a VW 4x4 came around the corner way too fast....I had to break and move further to the left for fear he was going to hit me side on.

    Whataboutery...ffs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,147 ✭✭✭✭ DaCor


    Oh look, a brand new account with a single troll post


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,752 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash


    Yes, it would be nice if cyclists obeyed the rules of the road and stayed off footpaths. Errant cyclists, cycling on the footpath, coming within 2 feet of pedestrians (i.e. me) is a regular phenomenon where I live and walk. These rogue cyclists seem to be unaware of the whole “social distancing” thing that has being going on here the last few months. Aside from the legal aspect.
    In the past 20 years one cyclist has been responsible for the death of a pedestrian. Meanwhile, motorists have been responsible for thousands of deaths.


    .......but as usual, I suppose people will prefer to focus on a few errant cyclists.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,890 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore


    micar wrote: »
    I would rather see a 5 year old cycling on the footpath than on the road.

    No cyclist will ever be fined for cycling on a footpath. However cycling dangerously can result with a fine.

    Parking on footpaths equally illegal.

    At the moment there are 11 cars on road parked on the footpath.....1 on a double yellow and another on the footpath with a continuous white line.

    No space given to walk on the footpath forcing pedestrians to walk on the road.

    Came across a video clip* from cork recorded today by a cyclist,....18 cars/vans parked in a dedicated cycle lane (continuous white line) * just seen link was posted in first page.

    Is every footpath cyclist 5 years old all of a sudden?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,370 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    There’s a constant menace, pestering the residents of Ireland. It’s called “arseholes whinging about cyclists on boards.ie” and it won’t stop until we outlaw it completely.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,485 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    i've been killed six times by cyclists cyling on footpaths. thankfully i recovered each time, but someday my luck will run out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,024 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko


    Is every footpath cyclist 5 years old all of a sudden?

    Has every suburban jeep driver got the judgement of a five year old, all of a sudden?

    https://twitter.com/karldeeter/status/1266274719906459652


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,794 ✭✭✭ c.p.w.g.w


    Has every suburban jeep driver got the judgement of a five year old, all of a sudden?

    https://twitter.com/karldeeter/status/1266274719906459652

    Too many times that has happened to me, saw s cyclist and a driver get into a serious dust up as a result, thankfully I "wasn't able to identify" the cyclist for the popo as the driver was 100% in the wrong driving like a 5 year old


  • Registered Users Posts: 15 ✭✭✭ Rogerrabit


    Bless your eyesight that you can see them spewing germs.
    But yes, it's illegal, germs or not, but no-one is bothered doing anything to put a stop to it.

    You silly person I did not say you can see cyclists spewing germs as they cycle by you on the footpath you breathe deeper and exhale more often when you cycle. It's not illegal to cycle on footpaths that's what makes the State's plan to stop the spread of the virus farcical.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,485 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    fun fact: cycling laws do not apply if you're wheelieing. the gardai are powerless to enforce road traffic laws which apply to bicycles unless both wheels are on the ground.


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