The below two historic photographs of O’Connell Bridge in Dublin show two different stories — a city where there was more space for cyclists is pictured in the first image, but the second one depicts cyclists crowded out by buses years ago, much the same way that happens today.
The first image has been shared more relating the cycling aspect of it, but both images have about 20 people cycling in them.
And, yes, the first image shows the north quays with two-way traffic — the quays had two-way traffic before being switched two way-way in the oppsite direction than is currently used for most of the quays.
These images were have done the rounds on social media, but does anybody know who took them or what year/s they were taken on? Were the two taken minutes apart or years apart?
The below image is not O’Connell Bridge, but getting photographs of nearly 20 cyclists at junctions getting less difficult: