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Cycling propaganda about a drop kerb at a bridge in Co Mayo?

  • 26-09-2020 4:43pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 10,615 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie
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    I stand by that, with all the victim blaming that goes on and the hatred for cyclists displayed.
    There was a man on an electric scooter killed last night, again 50+ comments.
    I just don't get why people are so quick to judge if there's a bike or scooter involved, but zero interest if it's just the usual cars killing other motorists or killing pedestrians.
    Anyway this is all off topic, but I would think more 30kp/h areas would save lives.

    Not so sure as it's all victim blaming, pretty sure some of it is just kickback for cycling propaganda sites such as

    https://irishcycle.com/2014/01/20/irish-cycle-facility-of-the-week/

    And the reality of it after they've actually finished

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/DBLBncviJDpCX4aFA


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,996 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument
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    Spook_ie wrote: »
    Not so sure as it's all victim blaming, pretty sure some of it is just kickback for cycling propaganda sites such as

    https://irishcycle.com/2014/01/20/irish-cycle-facility-of-the-week/

    And the reality of it after they've actually finished

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/DBLBncviJDpCX4aFA

    "reality of it after they've actually finished"

    After they actually finished? You mean a drop kerb added about a decade after the bridge was built?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,615 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie
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    monument wrote: »
    "reality of it after they've actually finished"

    After they actually finished? You mean a drop kerb added about a decade after the bridge was built?

    Well according to this blog it was built in 2009

    http://www.terry-reilly.com/ballina-bridge-over-troubled-waters/

    According to the date line under the original picture used in the article was Sept 2009
    https://www.google.com/maps/@54.110265,-9.1549064,3a,90y,318.06h,78.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0eAZvqTxWBBDW4jlDn1ICA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    10 years after? hardly

    Still nice to see that the immediate response is to change the picture on the article, but if the dates are correct then the dropped kerb and signage were already in place when Irishcycle did their propaganda bit
    After spending nearly €1.5 million on this pedestrian bridge over the River Moy adapting it for cyclists was easy: just add a shared use sign and a bicycle logo on the ground. Forget about the kerb between the road and the bridge. No need for a small ramp for easy access — as we know all cyclists use mountain bikes and can easily mount the kerb.


    Sean Spicer we have a job here in Ireland for you if you still need one!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,494 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder
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    is there meant to be a dropped kerb in that google image? am i blind, or where is it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,615 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie
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    is there meant to be a dropped kerb in that google image? am i blind, or where is it?

    Which picture are you looking at?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,494 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder
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    the google street view one dated 2009. i may have misunderstood the point being made.


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,996 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument
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    Spook_ie wrote: »
    Well according to this blog it was built in 2009

    http://www.terry-reilly.com/ballina-bridge-over-troubled-waters/

    According to the date line under the original picture used in the article was Sept 2009
    https://www.google.com/maps/@54.110265,-9.1549064,3a,90y,318.06h,78.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0eAZvqTxWBBDW4jlDn1ICA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    10 years after? hardly

    Still nice to see that the immediate response is to change the picture on the article, but if the dates are correct then the dropped kerb and signage were already in place when Irishcycle did their propaganda bit




    Sean Spicer we have a job here in Ireland for you if you still need one!

    Sorry, I'm a bit confused here... what year are you trying to claim that the drop kerb was installed?

    Also: Why are you taking such an interest in a quick article I wrote years ago about the lack of a drop kerb?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,996 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument
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    the google street view one dated 2009. i may have misunderstood the point being made.

    If you move about a bit in Street View you'll see a 2019 image with still-white concrete... the drop kerb was done basically -- give or take a bit -- a decade after the bridge was put in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,615 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie
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    monument wrote: »
    Sorry, I'm a bit confused here... what year are you trying to claim that the drop kerb was installed?

    Also: Why are you taking such an interest in a quick article I wrote years ago about the lack of a drop kerb?

    Pardon me for the suspicion, but my concern is just like most propaganda pieces and fake news, misleading information and misdirection are often to the fore but I assume ( as the self admitted author of the article ) that you have something to back up YOUR assertion that it took 10 years to finish off a footpath ( other than a 2019 Google view image )

    Myself I just find it amusing ( and suspicious ) that for 6 years, 8 months you leave a misleading photograph up AND suddenly you manage to find one dated Jan 19th 2014 a day before you published the article that still shows an unfinished project ( you can tell from the undulating road surface ) just because it got mentioned as cycling propaganda here 6 years, 8 months later.

    Also aren't you glad that people other than cyclists take an interest in your articles or maybe you only intend them for cyclists consumption?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,996 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument
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    Spook_ie wrote: »
    Pardon me for the suspicion, but my concern is just like most propaganda pieces and fake news, misleading information and misdirection are often to the fore but I assume ( as the self admitted author of the article ) that you have something to back up YOUR assertion that it took 10 years to finish off a footpath ( other than a 2019 Google view image )

    Myself I just find it amusing ( and suspicious ) that for 6 years, 8 months you leave a misleading photograph up AND suddenly you manage to find one dated Jan 19th 2014 a day before you published the article that still shows an unfinished project ( you can tell from the undulating road surface ) just because it got mentioned as cycling propaganda here 6 years, 8 months later.

    Also aren't you glad that people other than cyclists take an interest in your articles or maybe you only intend them for cyclists consumption?

    Misleading photograph? I have no idea what you are talking about.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,996 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument
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    Split into new thread as it's so off-topic in the last thread.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,615 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie
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    https://www.google.com/maps/@54.110265,-9.1549064,3a,75y,332.38h,80.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0eAZvqTxWBBDW4jlDn1ICA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


    You denying that the above was the original image and that it's not misleading, given you've now managed to put one up dated Jan 19th 2014 the day before you published the article

    https://i0.wp.com/irishcycle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Ballina-bridge-ped-cycle.jpg?w=1300&ssl=1


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,494 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder
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    what's the difference between the photos?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,615 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie
    Registered User


    what's the difference between the photos?

    Can you genuinely not see two completely different images?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,494 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder
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    the images are different, yes. i had thought you were saying one shows a dropped kerb?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,996 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument
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    Spook_ie wrote: »
    https://www.google.com/maps/@54.110265,-9.1549064,3a,75y,332.38h,80.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0eAZvqTxWBBDW4jlDn1ICA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


    You denying that the above was the original image and that it's not misleading, given you've now managed to put one up dated Jan 19th 2014 the day before you published the article

    https://i0.wp.com/irishcycle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Ballina-bridge-ped-cycle.jpg?w=1300&ssl=1

    As far as I can recall, the article always linked to the Google Street view image, but it never included the street view image. I've just checked the edit log for the article:

    527628.PNG

    For the record, the photograph is was taken in 2013. The data of the image file relates to when it was copied, uploaded and attached to the article which was auto-published the next day.

    This is bemusing and I'm not even sure what the claimed removal of the Street View image would have achieved or proven. The Street View link is noted in the article as showing the original bridge works (with an area fenced off just to the left of where the drop kerb was built nearly 10 years later -- ie that's not the drop kerb works which is fenced off).

    I hope that clears everything up... do you have anything to back your conspiracy theory or should we leave it at that?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,101 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk
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    One of the weirdest threads I've ever seen on boards, I still don't really know wtf is going on


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