30 September 2009

DSC00003 D. C.Mass 25/9/09

The Pictures I took on the Dublin Critical Mass,The First in Dublin in Years.About fifty Cyclists turned up for it. Hopefully we are having another one on the 25 of October Next.

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23 September 2009

Assemble at St Stephens Green Friday 6.30 25/9/09 for Dublin's Critical Mass.

New Information on Dublin Critical Mass.People are to Rendezvous at the Memorial Arch at Saint Stephens Green on Friday 25/sept/09 at 6 -6.30 pm Heading out along the Grand Canal and then other Areas. It should be Great Fun,get out on Yer Bikes everyone and make a statement for Cycling Advocacy.

dublin - critical - mass@googlegroups.com

20 September 2009

Another Cyclist Knocked down in Dublin by HGV.

A Woman Cyclist 27 Year Old was Knocked down and seriously Hurt at the Junction of Crumlin Road and Parnell Road last Night Saturday at 11 pm by an Articulated Truck and is Serious but Stable in St Jame's Hospital. That is the Second Accident involving a HGV and a Cyclist in little under a Week,what is going on. What are the Police doing,why are they not Enforcing the no HGV's in Dublin City.

New Dublin Vélib Bikes Yesterday.Saturday 19th Sept 09

Dublin's New Bike Vélib http//dublinbike.ie is Grand but there is very little Bike Infrastructure to back it up with,small narrow Cycle Lanes and a Strong Danger of being Doored. Also they took away some ordinary Bike Parking in Order to put in these Vélib Bikes Stations. Notably on Princes Street and somebody told me also on Capel Street at the Bridge. There is very little Bike Parking around the City as it is without them taking it away to Accomodate these Vélib Bikes.
Pics are my Bike on the Central Aisle in O 'Connell St,Old Coach and Horses for a Promotion in O 'Connell St,Bike Vélib on Molsworth St,Bike Vélib on Princes St beside GPO,Two Pics of Members of English Stag Party in Temple Bar Tourist District,Two People on Vélib Bikes in Temple Bar, Two Pics of Girl on Vélib Bike Looking at the Art Display on Railings of St Stephens Green.

15 September 2009

Cyclist Killed on Wellington Quay Dublin this Morning by Artic Truck.

A 51 Year Old Male Cyclist Knocked down and Killed by Articulated Truck at 8.20am on Wellington Quay in Dublin this Morning He Died on way to St Jame's Hospital. The Truck was on a Straight Road and According to the Picture seems to have been caught between a Parked Hi Ace style Van and the Artic Truck.I dont know the Details so I am only Surmising that this Happened I do not know who was at Fault .These Trucks are supposed to be Banned from the City now since they put in the Port Tunnel several Years ago with the Exception of a couple going to the Major Shops with a Permit. It rarely happens now that a Cyclist is Killed so this makes it all the more Tragic. Story Courtesy of the http//www.rtenews.ie Web Site. The Road was blocked for several Hours and Traffic Diverted and is now Opened.

Cyclists be careful out there especially Newbies,until the Dublin City Council puts in a Safe Infrastructure of Dedicated Cycle Lanes and when Drivers Learn to share the Road with other Vulnerable Users we have to be Vigilant and look to our Left for Doors Opening and to our Right for Clumsy Motorists not seeing us. Watch Especially at Corners for Traffic turning,do not be Tempted to rush past them as it could be fatal. My Extreme Condolences to the Family of This Man that got Killed this Morning.

14 September 2009

Dublin Cycling Campaign Meeting, Tonight.

It just occurred to me that Tonight I was supposed to be going to the D.C.C. Meeting in Smock Ally Café Temple Bar. It went right out of my Head,it is very Annoying. Now I will have to catch up on what is Happening on the Web Site ,it is Maddening. I will have to wait another Month unless there is another meeting about something in the meantime.

Sunday Spin to the South side of Dublin Bay.

Sunday Yesterday the Weather was so good I decided to go off on a spin on my Bike. As I am always going to Howth I decided for a change to go to the South side of Dublin Bay to Dunleary/Dunlaoghaire and to Dalky. For a moment as I was Cycling along the Coast at Monkstown I imagined I was in the Cote D'Azure it was so nice.

Dublin City Council is going to put in a Dedicated Cycleway next Year starting from Rathmines Road ,along the Grand Canal then over the New Sam Beckett Bridge to meet up with the Cycle Track at Fairview Park. At least it is a start,I hope they will put in more Dedicated Cycle Lanes in Future. I would rather a more Direct Route through the City instead of this Circuitous one. Like from Rathmines Rd down Camden street then O ' connell St then Dromcondra to Dublin Airport. Pics are , Sam Beckett Bridge, Dumped Bike in Tolka River at Fairview, Martello Tower Bathing Spot at Seapoint,View of Howth from Seapoint, Dublin Vélib Bikes at the Pavilons Shopping Centre in Dunleary, Fishermans Cottage at Bulloch Harbour, A Chevy Bel Aer Gas Guzzler of an American Car that the Fishermen were showing off in Bulloch Harbour.