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Why motorists might be making a fool of themselves by shouting “Use the cycle lane”

COMMENT & ANALYSIS: One of this website’s most popular articles is ‘25 reasons why cyclists don’t use cycle lanes‘ — here’s reason 26: “There’s a wall in the way and I cannot jump the wall”:

This older part of the S2S Dublin Bay cycle route behind the wall is very narrow and has little more than a painted lines separating walking and cycling. In any case, motorists should not be abusive to cyclists regardless of what access points there are.

In this case, there’s literally a wall in the way. At Bayside Blvd South (as well as at some other junctions), the S2S cycle route is behind a wall with no direct access:

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Bayside Blvd South is the side road shown below at the point where the yellow and orange lines meet on the map — the yellow route is the shortest from Bayside Blvd South to access the cycle path

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