Irish Papist

Irish Papist
Statute of the Blessed Virgin in Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Church, UCD Belfield

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

For Once I Agree Whole-Heartedly with Fintan O'Toole

It's time for pedestrians to stand up against cyclists!

I liked this especially: "But given the widespread tendency to mistake a cycling helmet for a halo, it needs to be said that not all of Hell’s angels ride Harleys."

Some of the commenters criticize Mr. O'Toole for simply being provocative, but he's right. Cyclists are constantly cycling on footpaths, where they shouldn't be. Pedestrians become practicsed at listening out for the squeak of their wheels approaching from behind, and this is an impressive facility to master, but we shouldn't have to.

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