Mirror aim at giving motorists clearer view of cyclists installed in Dublin

NEWS IN BRIEF: A trial safety mirror has been installed on traffic along the Grand Canal in Dublin with the aim of giving left turning motorists a clearer view of cyclists..

These mirrors have been previously used on junctions in cities such as Amsterdam and London, but are often viewed by local campaigners as at best a stopgap or at worst a distraction from better junction design or implementing separate traffic light sequences.

...I'm sorry to disrupt you while you're reading this article, but without messages like this, IrishCycle.com's reader-funded journalism won't survive. With nearly 1/2 million views and 300k readers so-far this year, it's not just people who are dedicated to cycling that this website reaches. However, the number of subscribers is around 0.6% of readers. While having a large gap between readers/subscribers is standard for non-paywall reader-supported journalism, IrishCycle's journalism needs more support. Don't delay, support monthly or yearly today. Now, back to the article...

According to Dublin City Council: “A trial safety mirror has been fitted at the junction of Canal Rd and Ranelagh Rd for traffic turning left onto Charlemont St, this trial is part of an ongoing programme to improve road safety for cyclists.”

A similar mirror pictured from inside a coach in Amsterdam:

Back in September transport Minister Shane Ross announced funding of €400,000 for “smart” junction improvements aimed mainly at cycling safety. It’s not clear at this point if this is part of that project as details were vague at the time of the announcement.

...That's the end of the article. Keep scrolling if you want to the comments, but IrishCycle.com *NEEDS* readers like you to keep it that way. It only requires a small percentage of readers to give a bit each month or every year to keep IrishCycle.com's journalism open to all. Thank you.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.