On your bike


Sir, – Fintan O’Toole’s contribution to National Bike Week (Opinion, June 11th) avoids dealing with the underlying problem – our congested streets, traffic system and wider road network are all designed solely with cars, buses and trucks in mind. Other (more vulnerable) road users – pedestrians, people with disabilities, cyclists, are very much second-class citizens to whom barely a cursory glance is given by city managers and other unaccountable decision-makers when putting public infrastructure in place.

I demand that people are put first when designing our public spaces – cars, trucks and other gas guzzlers can wait their turn. – Yours, etc,


Casimir Road,

Harold’s Cross,

Dublin 6.