Taxis and bicycles sharing bus lane space is widely seen by cycling campaigners as an issue for cycling safety, but one Dublin councillor thinks it’s a fact that there’s no issue. What do readers think? Please comment below.
Cllr Paul Donnelly (SF) was responding to Northern Ireland Greenways who was expressing annoyance on Twitter with a plan to trial taxis in bus lanes in Belfast, which is due to start on Monday.
UPDATE #1: after the feedback, Cllr Donnelly says he accepts mixing bicycles and taxis is an issue.
UPDATE #2: Cllr Donnelly’s fellow Fingal County councillor, David Healy also Tweeted us to say Cllr Donnelly’s has been “a solid supporter of good cycling policy in Fingal’s development plan process”.
The original article continues below.
Keith Byrne, a former chairman of the Dublin Cycling Campaign, thinks there is an issue with taxes and bicycles sharing:
Just a few days ago he ran a Twitter poll on the issue — it’s a small sample but it indicates at least some others agree with him:
What do you think? Do bicycles and taxis mix in bus lanes?