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.
Great Work! A few more in Cork city Southside, that I’m aware of that are not on the map:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1-jO94h6lcogMD_uwUOkBTXHnRTM&ll=51.87872903721597%2C-8.433702968794465&z=20 (other side of junction as point 481)
2 located here in East village https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1-jO94h6lcogMD_uwUOkBTXHnRTM&ll=51.87743088517732%2C-8.434559593936006&z=20
There’s a few within Mahon Point shopping centre, and one on the public street also –
Thanks — all of those added now.
Trial crossings, zebras without beacons in Stranorlar/Ballybofey. Probably more that I haven’t come across yet.
Thanks Pauric — I’ve added those.
I put a load in a comment on the original post on 29th November for Waterford City. Take a look back if you can to see please.
Sorry, for missing those — I will take a look when back at my laptop, thanks.
5 in Dunmore East Co Waterford.
….not appearing on Earth view yet
Thanks Tom — I’ve added those.
There’s one in Leap and two in Skibbereen!
The two in Skibbereen have been added post 2019, so there are no google maps photos of them yet.
Thanks Jeff — I added the Leap one and I found one in Skibbereen.
And there’s also one in Schull:
@Jeff — forgot to reply and say: Thanks, added.
One extra: Greenhills between a creche and a park: https://goo.gl/maps/s5cayCQHnnVoJCwG6
One less: Point 538 in Maynooth was replaced by a signalised pedestrian crossing. I don’t understand why. Streetview hasn’t updated yet though: https://goo.gl/maps/6Thy8s1tKKvo71ra7
@buffaloblah, thanks, added and removed.
One with a Belisha beacon here for the school to a newish footpath into the village
@Faz, thanks — added.
Middle Glanmire Road, Cork:
Lower Dublin Hill, Cork:
Glenheights, Ballyvolane, Cork:
Lower Glanmire Road, Cork:
Two here in Bettystown:
@Neil — thanks, I just happened across those and others just the other day when looking at this project: https://irishcycle.com/2023/05/17/it-looks-grand-so-why-wont-some-cyclists-use-this-cycling-infrastructure/
I was bored and decided to try and boost the Wexford numbers, along with a few spots from UCD & TCD. Let me know if you need some help adding all of these!
@Tony — thank you very much for all of those, that’s some list!
I’ve added most of them. I’ve left one or two out as they were in car parks (I also probably broke my inside car park rule in other cases).
I think Wexford is the maybe the zebra capital of Ireland.
Some more zebra crossings in Cavan:
Two that are under construction on Street View but are definitely there (standard zebra crossings with beacons):
Thanks Oisin, added now.