Mayor of Kerry leads by example


Today sees the introduction of fixed charge notices for cycling offences, and with great timing this press photo surfaced this morning featuring the Mayor of Kerry Pat McCarthy and Kerry County Council staff cycling in a pedestrian area, which from today is liable to a €40 on the spot fine.

Cyclist proceeding into a pedestrianised street or area

This offence is likely to cause a lot of issues and uncertainty in locations such as Tralee town square (pictured above)  while the area is pedestrianised it is often used by cyclists to avoid a lengthy trip around the towns one way road system, and highlights how ill-conceived the new system is.