8 July 2020
By Elaine Murphy
Following yet another number of days where cyclists highlighted their near misses with traffic in Cork city and suburbs, via videos on social media (example above), Labour’s Local Area Representative Peter Horgan has called for the immediate rollout of signage that details the minimum passing distance.
Mr Horgan told TheCork.ie
“Monies were allocated under the acting Government for Cycle Safe Passing signs to county councils and infrastructure for urban areas. What we need is a rollout of this signage around the city and suburbs to protect vulnerable road users. Some drivers simply ignore the dangers and put cyclists’ lives at risk. We need more to be done. The alternative is just something we shouldn’t have to contemplate.”