Dublin cyclists form human barrier in third week of protest

Cyclists in Dublin have held protests along two of the city's busiest bike lanes.

Demonstrators from the I Bike Dublin group formed a human barrier between the road and the lanes - blocking vehicles from driving or parking in them.

It is the organisation's third week of action - and they say they have no intention of stopping.

Cyclists at the protest say the city simply isn't safe for cyclists.

"A couple of weeks ago, I was knocked off my bike by a motorbike weaving in and out of the cycle lane," said one.

"Thankfully, I didn't have any serious injury - I do know people who have.

Another added: "I just want to be safe."

"Drivers don't seem to respect cycle lanes. I come across it every morning … there's cars and trucks parked in the cycle lane, and it just makes me feel so unsafe when I have to swerve out into main traffic."

Update 2.05pm: Separately, plans for a segregated cycle lane on the north side of Dublin are being reevaluated.

City Councilors have been discussing concerns about the route planned for Clontarf to Connolly Station.

The Green Party's Ciaran Cuffe has agreed with other committee members that the route needs to be looked at again.

“I think we all want to move something along, this is the most highly-trafficked site on the north side of Dublin, if not [all of] Dublin, but we have deep concerns,” he said.

“They vary between each Councillor, but we want to see those concerns addressed.”


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