Grand Canal bike lights to be turned on; here’s how they work

Dublin City Council has confirmed the date for when its experimental bicycle traffic lights on the Canals Cycle Route are to switched on. It said on twitter on Thursday: “We begin switching the Canal Cycle Way junction lights on from 14th March.”

Bellow is the traffic light sequence explained (image from Dublin City Council’s blog; text by

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Cycling without gear (and in heels) is possible even in Dublin

There’s an interesting discussion on Rothar’s Facebook page about gender and cycling, read it here, and there was some banter about cycling in heels, dresses, skirts, make up, and generally in normal clothes.

Special gear is great if you’re cycling around 15km, or if you’re cycling up and around the Dublin mountains. But it’s amazing how many people think that you need to have gear like helmets, high-vis or special cycling clothes just for a few kms to work or down to the shops. People give all sorts of reasons why it’s just not possible to go without this gear.

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