“Nobody should need to die here to see action” says Cork cycling campaigner

— Video clip shows motorists entering contra-flow cycle lane at speed with little visibility of what’s ahead.

A leading cycling campaigner in Cork has pleaded with Cork City Council to act on segregating cycle route, especially sections of contra-flow cycle routes which the city has left exposed.

When posting the video of South Main Street in Cork on Twitter, Conn Donovan, chairperson of the Cork Cycling Campaign said: “Cars and vans driving into a contra flow cycle lane with no vision of what’s coming against them.”

He said: “I hope @corkcitycouncil move quickly to protect the cycle lane like their colleagues in various Dublin local authorities have.”

Donovan added: “Nobody should need to die here to see action.”

Just beyond where the larger van is parked in the video, the street curves making visibility beyond the van harder:

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

1 Comment

  1. Truck unloading on a double yellow line!? Is there no alternative loading/unloading bay? Definitely needs to be addressed!

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