When I started mapping zebra crossings across Ireland it was to highlight that the crossings are in heavier use outside of Dublin than some people think. Thanks to all of the readers who helped give the locations of over 800 zebra crossings that have now been mapped across Ireland.
If when I started this, I didn’t know there were so many. I don’t think I would have started if I had. I thought a few hundred would be the max.
The over 800 figure includes 720 with Belisha beacons (shown in red markers) and 124 without beacons (in blue markers), mostly on public roads or very public areas, such as hospital or university campuses. Many zebras painted in car parks between parking etc were not counted.
I’ve also mapped some of the trial sign-only zebra crossings in Limerick and Dún Laoghaire (green markers). There are also yellow squares to show zebras which have been replaced, sometimes after a street has been narrowed traffic calmed that beacons would be over kill and a raised table works, and in a small number of cases replaced with signalised crossings.
With the zebra crossings, some are raised crossings, many are not. There’s a mix of locations including town centres and suburban roads. Some are well-placed in the desire line and others are offset too much. Most towns could do with more zebras or other crossings.
The map just outlines where zebras are, it doesn’t make any judgement on if the location of the crossings or correct, or if a zebra is the correct choice for the location etc.
Are there many more missing from the map? Please comment below.