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30-11-2020, 10:10   #2431
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Bloody cyclists (not me!)...

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30-11-2020, 10:12   #2432
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One for Trafficwatch on Monday morning:

I've encountered that vehicle before. Driver needs to be brought down a few pegs.
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And that's a cycle lane on your left so use it!
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And that's a cycle lane on your left so use it!
That cycle lane has two quite busy entrances and the cyclist is expected to yield for both of them. If planning on using the cycle path, it is far easier to join it after the petrol station.
Plus, legally he has as much right to be on the road as the driver regardless of the cycle lane!
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30-11-2020, 10:24   #2435
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I wouldn't use that cycle lane. It stops something like 4 times in the 40 second clip and as usual the pedestrian seems to be walking in it
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That cycle lane has two quite busy entrances and the cyclist is expected to yield for both of them. If planning on using the cycle path, it is far easier to join it after the petrol station.
Plus, legally he has as much right to be on the road as the driver regardless of the cycle lane!
You can't have it every way!
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And that's a cycle lane on your left so use it!
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MOD VOICE: One warning and one warning only. There is no legal requirement to use that path, there are several H&S issues with using several cycle paths and any discussion that excuses dangerous driving with the reason that the person should have been on the cycle path will not be tolerated. If you are unsure why not using a cycle path does not excuse dangerous driving, we can discuss it further via PM.
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I'm hoping that at least the Garda won't say that, whatever about the driver. I do use the cycle track further along, after it twice yields to allow access to a petrol station and business park. Business trumps cycling after all.
Gardaí in Leixlip and Celbridge are generally(!) good about cyclist choice of road/cycle lane, so would be surprised if that was an issue.
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I've encountered that vehicle before. Driver needs to be brought down a few pegs.
He/she must be pretty bad to have established a prolific status
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He/she must be pretty bad to have established a prolific status
You would be amazed the amount of times the same drivers are “known to Boardsies” on this thread.
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He/she must be pretty bad to have established a prolific status
I wouldn't say it's a prolific status but I travel the same roads so it's somewhat inevitable that I (and others) see familiar drivers.
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He's cycling on the footpath though?

I'm not excusing the driver, it's awful driving, but he's cycling in a somewhat unpredictable manner. Why be in the footpath, and then go for the cycle lane, that the footpath a few metres up turns into anyway?


*I also accept that the whole path design is incredibly bad.

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It's a cycle path and footpath (left side is for bikes)
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It's a cycle path and footpath (left side is for bikes)

No its not. The red path is clearly for bikes. He only entered it when he saw the car why else would he be heading to the right with another parked car up ahead
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