Thursday, October 26, 2006

No Cycling

There seems to be a proliferation of "No Cycling" types of signs in Cork at the moment. Here's a few examples.

This is the new UCC walkway from the North Mall to the Mardyke. And a great walk it is! With beautiful trees along the river and a very nice modern bridge. It's great for walking and cycling and it's very popular.

But then they put up these signs! I don't know if you can read it but it says "Cyclists Dismount on Bridge" ( and in Irish: Rothaithe isligh anuais den rothar ar an droichead).

I'm not sure what the problem is. Maybe they're afraid of cyclists somersaulting into the river!?

This is the sign from the other side of the bridge.

If that wasn't bad enough, there's another smaller bridge with the same signs.

The sign says "Cyclists Dismount on Bridge". This bridge is about 3 metres long!

The walkway is used by lots of cyclists and I haven't seen anyone stop and dismount and walk the few paces it takes to cross and remount!