City councillor Mannix Flynn took the opportunity of discussing a new cycle route to launch his latest tirade against people who cycle in Dublin.
When on Prime Time at the start of the year to discuses cycling safety after 15 people were killed when cycling last year, Cllr Flynn said that “the biggest problem we have is cyclists behaviour” and cyclists being disrespectful of other road user.
The independent city councillor was speaking yesterday as the South East Area Committee of Dublin City Council discussed the Fitzwilliam Cycle Route — a parking-protected cycle paths which is due to be constructed early next year.
“I think it’s really important that you send out a message that you’re not developing a racing track because more and more cyclists think they’re in some sort of velodrome,” said Cllr Flynn.
Flynn added: “They’ve got their earplugs in, they have their hi-vis jackets, they’ve got their helmets and they’re zooming down the street screaming their head off to Nirvana, you know what I mean, or some band, and they don’t see anybody.”
Cllr Flynns previous comments include his view that the Liffey Cycle Route will “kill the city economy. Cyclists don’t keep the economy going.”
While he said today he welcomed the new Fitzwilliam route, he recently voted against the South Dublin Quietway.