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.
Jesus wept! @corkcitycouncil did ye let some lad on work experience design this shite?FFS!! @Cyclistie @CorkCyclingCrew @IBIKEDublin @IBIKECork @CitizenW0lf @IrishCycle @SafeCyclingEire @cosaingalway @BazK_GoW3 @roadcc @CorkCyclist @sticky_bottle @Peteer pic.twitter.com/pqkRgS9YRM
— Righttobikeit (@righttobikeit) November 30, 2018
Over the years road.cc 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 has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.