Cork City Council to fix 44 of the 99 traffic lights which cannot detect bicycles

NEWS IN BRIEF: Cork City Council is to fix 44 of the estimated 99 traffic lights in the city which cannot detect bicycles.

Cllr Dan Boyle (Green Party) said: “At this evening’s City Council meeting this motion of mine was given final consideration – That traffic signals be triggered by bicycles, particularly at key junctions close to cycle infrastructure. 44 traffic junctions are to have this facility installed.”

The Cork Cycling Campaign said: “More bicycle detection coming to traffic lights near you soon. Over 99 lights do not detect people on bicycles in Cork, so this will be a great help in making a dent in that number.”

Hello... sorry to interrupt you: is reader-funded journalism supported by just over 250 readers like you -- they have subscribed for €5 per month or more. If you can, please join them and subscribe today. If you have already subscribed -- thank you! Now, back to the article...

Hello Reader... is a reader-funded journalism publication. Effectively it's an online newspaper covering news and analyses of cycling and related issues, including cycle route designs, legal changes, and pollical and cultural issues.

There are examples, big and small, which show that the reader-funded or listener-funding model can work to support journalism -- from the Dublin Inquirer and The Guardian to many podcasts. To make it work for, it just needs enough people like you to believe!

Monthly subscriptions will give's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year had an average of 15,800 readers per month and we know our readers include people who cycle and those who don't, politicians, officials and campaigners.

I know only a small percentage of readers will see the value of keeping this open enough to subscribe, that's the reality of the reader-funded model. But more support is needed to keep this show on the road.

The funding drive was started in November 2021 and, as of the start of February, 210 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!

But currently, it's only around 1.3% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via

Cian Ginty

Leave a Reply

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