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Near Miss of the Day 225: Poor road design puts cyclists and drivers in conflict

Our regular series highlighting near misses from the UK and beyond - today it's Cork...

Today’s video in our Near Miss of the Day series comes from Cork in the Republic of Ireland and shows a very poor road design that leads to cyclists and drivers coming into conflict as a cycle lane comes to an end immediately after a junction.

The footage was posted to Twitter by user Rightobikeit, who described the road layout as a “death trap.”

Responding to another Twitter user who was critical of the driver, he added: "This was not the driver's fault. The road design ran the 2 of us into a pinch point, on a bend which makes it worse."

Click through to read the full discussion on the thread.

> Near Miss of the Day turns 100 - Why do we do the feature and what have we learnt from it?

Over the years has reported on literally hundreds of close passes and near misses involving badly driven vehicles from every corner of the country – so many, in fact, that we’ve decided to turn the phenomenon into a regular feature on the site. One day hopefully we will run out of close passes and near misses to report on, but until that happy day arrives, Near Miss of the Day will keep rolling on.

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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