The IrishCycle.com zebra crossing mapping project is coming to an end, so, I want to ask readers: How do you feel about zebra crossing?
If commenting please make sure to say what kind of zebra crossing is your experience based on — is the crossing raised up from the roadway or not and what kind of road is it on?
Thanks to IrishCycle.com readers, there are now 1,000 zebra crossings in Ireland mapped, including:
- 854 zebras with beacons
- 172 zebras without beacons (mainly not in car parks, but includes 3rd level/medical campuses)
- 4 TII trial zebras without signs or beacons
- 8 NTA zebras trial with signs
When this was started, there were some people claiming zebras were not common — if anything the mapping project proves this claim wrong. The reality is there are zebras across the country in most towns and many villages, on local roads and on non-bypassed national roads.
It also seems to bring into question why the NTA and TII need to trial zebras without beacons when there are quite a few of them in place, and we already know many other countries use them.
The number of zebras was unexpected even to me. A twist on the old saying: If I knew I was going to get here, I wouldn’t have started it. The mapping project is nearly at an end now and I am writing more solid conclusions, that’s why I’m asking people what they think of zebras.