April 14, 2014:
Some day, in the future, motorist will be asked to slow down, rather than asking cyclists to dismount http://t.co/jVZ3NHMWsd
— Ciaran Cuffe (@CiaranCuffe) April 9, 2014
It’s our old friend the “cyclists please dismount” sign placed at a road works site.
Yes, because every time a cycle lane is been driven in, or otherwise blocked, cyclists need to dismount. So, Dublin City Council needs to buy a permanent version of the above sign for that cycle lane, as it’s often blocked by trucks loading and taxis off loading passengers.
They may also think about buying a whole load of dismount signs. The council could place them permanently beside every cycle track sign in the city — just in case anybody decides to park in the cycle lane. Like at these near-by cycle lanes:
Sometimes cycle lanes are just blocked by signs…
…but, in this case, they forgot the dismount sign!?
Main image / Twitter embed: Ciaran Cuffe / @CiaranCuffe~
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Location: North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin
Local body/authority: Dublin City Council
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