Today's edition of the Irish Times contained 2 articles of interest to cyclists in Dublin.
One detailing the government's uprecedented plans to ban cars from the College Green area by this autumn:
The other finally bringing to light the untold statistics of cyclist deaths in Dublin. Hopefully this can prompt some debate like in London and get all HGV's installed with 'blind-spot' mirrors.
One interesting statistic that comes to light is:
"Crashes where the fault is more likely to be attributable to the cyclist accounted for a much smaller proportion of incidents. In just over 4 per cent a cyclist hit a pedestrian, while in fewer than 3 per cent of collisions a cyclist turned right into on-coming traffic."
My, my... maybe we're not such a reckless bunch of suicidal maniacs after all! Who'd a thunk it...