Attendees to the Velo-city international cycling conference in the Dublin Docklands this week are being treated to a welcome with Dubliners tweeting images using #TheGoodRoom hastag on Twitter.
People not happy with Irish approach to provision of safe cycle infrastructure. In the old days #TheGoodRoom was the room in the house where important visitors (such as clergy) were shown to in order to maintain an outward appearance of respectability and avoid shame. https://t.co/0CiTSWBsVx
— Limerick Cycle Design (@LkCycleDesign) June 26, 2019
Although most of the residents seem to see the issues themselves — as this website reported yesterday, Klaus Bondam, the CEO of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, described how he walked along the River Liffey and said that sharing with cars and buses might suit some people who cycle but not many, he told Dublin to “Get its act together”.
So glad the local authority put down fresh paint here, and removed half a footpath further back down the street, just in time for #VC19.
— Joan // Mask up, Stay apart (@clicky_here) June 24, 2019
"I have seen a lot of fit young men on bikes, in lycra and fluo and wearing helmets. I have not seen the infrastructure that makes other people, like me, feel safe in Dublin. So get your things done #dublin" says @KlausBondam during #VC19@dublincycling @DublinCity pic.twitter.com/ym7aD9GH5X
— Mikaël Van Eeckhoudt (@mikaelvaneeck) June 25, 2019
In Dublin, we're calling all these sudden lick-of-paint jobs #TheGoodRoom – it's like when the pastor is coming to visit, you get the parlour painted!
— Petrichor (@Sinabhfuil) June 25, 2019
this pothole has been a "feature" of the @S2Sdublin for as long as i can remember.
it got "targeted" in February and its not finally been filled.
— Alan D (@AlanDub13) June 20, 2019
Maybe, just maybe something might happen about the state of the cycling infrastructure in this city now the visiting dignitaries from abroad get to witness the shambles in person.#Velocity #TheGoodRoom https://t.co/9SmQkLe9tv
— Phil (@rothairisbeoir) June 24, 2019
— Paul corcoran (@Paulcorcoran10) June 20, 2019
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) June 14, 2019
— alan (@r0thar) June 26, 2019
A different perspective:
Translation: “Yesterday we arrived at a 30-minute taxi ride from the hotel, 3 km from the conference building, and today we are 10 minutes by bike in the morning. Biking in Dunbin isn’t bad, it just feels a bit weird to go to the left of the road #vc19”
Dün otelden konferans binasına 3 kmlik mesafeyi taksi ile 30 dakikada geldik, bugün sabah ise bisikletle 10 dakikada. Dunbin’de bisiklete sürmek fena değil, sadece yolun solundan gitmek biraz tuhaf hissettiriyor #vc19 pic.twitter.com/GS6oWHVk7P
— bisikletiZm (@bisiklet_izm) June 26, 2019