A total of 11 cyclists have been killed this year already in Ireland after principal Padraic Carney aged 53 died during a collision on Tuesday in Rathfarnham.
Padraic was cycling from his home to the school down Butterfield Park road when the crash occurred with a car at a junction that was on his way.
Last year a total of 10 cyclists were killed on the roads of the Greater Dublin Area and in 2017 we have already reached half of that.
Cycling has increased massively since 2010 with record numbers from last year showing a total of 11,000 people travel into town on two wheels every day.
Cycling is expected continue to grow in popularity. There's been a massive 125% increase in the past decade.
The Irish Cycling Organisation believes Dublin is not a safe place for cyclists when compared to other large cities with increasing numbers of bikes on the roads.
Editor of Irish Cycle online, Cian Ginty said, "The vast majority of cycle lanes in Dublin are poorly designed. Following Dutch design standards would make people a lot safer".
"Most drivers are good around cyclists, but a notable minority of motorists need to give people on bicycles more space and time. Motorists have to ask themselves if rushing past a cyclist is worth getting to where they are going, at most a few minutes quicker worth killing or maiming someone".
"Dublin has poor cycle routes compare to other cities with high levels of cycling. London has started to build segregate cycle paths on main routes, Dublin has done very little in that area. Dublin doesn't have a single fully segregated and continuous cycle route from any suburban area to the city centre".