This pages is based mainly on reports from the Dublin City canal cordon traffic counts, and, below that, the Dublin City Centre cycle counts.
Dublin City canal cordon traffic counts
Below are reports and graphs from the Dublin City Council and National Transport Authority (NTA) annual canal traffic counts. The traffic surveys are conducted at canal crossing into the city centre as well as junctions of the North Circular Road and South Circular Road — a ring around the city centre call the ‘canal cordon’.
In 2011, the NTA trends report added context, and other sources of data. From 2013 onwards this was added to the main canal cordon reports.
Note: The data collected only counts movements into the city centre at peak morning times, no trips which start within the canals are counted. The Dublin City Centre cycle traffic counts are an attempt to look at more central trips (see below).
- Canal Cordon Report 2022 (PDF)
- Canal Cordon Report 2019 (PDF)
- Canal_Cordon_Report_2018 (PDF)
- Canal Cordon traffic count table with 2016 and 2017 data AM Peak (Google Docs)
- Nationwide Data Collection Cordon Counts Presentation 2017 (PDF)
- Canal_Cordon_Report_2017 (PDF)
- Canal Cordon Report 2016 (PDF)
- Canal Cordon Counts 2015 (PDF)
- Canal Cordon Trends 2006-2014 (PDF)
- Canal Cordon Counts and Trends 2013 (Word)
- Canal Cordon Counts and Trends 2013 (PDF)
- Canal Cordon Counts 2012 (Word)
- Canal Cordon Trends 2011 (PDF)
- Canal Cordon Counts 2011 (Word)
- Canal Cordon Counts 2011 (PDF)
- Canal Cordon Counts 2010 (Word)
Dublin City Centre cycle traffic counts
Seeking the a wider picture than the limited canal cordon counts (above), the Dublin City Council cycle forum requested counts to taken within in canal cordon. These have since become annual counts.