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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Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.