A documentary maker I'm working with on another long term project (nothing to do with cyclists) thinks a TV company might be interested in doing a program about cycling in Dublin (I don't think so but however). As part of a possible presentation he's been going through the dated folders of photos and pulling out data. It's not finished but it gives a timed record of cyclists behaviour in Dublin. The dates and times are recorded in the meta data of each camera. The area the photos were take was between Hueston station in the West, Lombard street in the East, Parnell street in the North and Stephen's Green Sth. It should be possible to track what one person observed while walking a particular route through the city. Some of the time spans are short and some are longer. The times and days were not chosen specially or for any particular event or occasion that might show an unusual level of cyclists activity. Everything the data was drawn from is available for any interested party to examine.
All the records below are backed up by photographs. The meta data of each photo can be checked as recorded in the camera. All three cameras were Nikon D90’s. Keep in mind this is only the cyclists who were photographed and can be seen clearly behaving in the way recorded. Many were not photographed and some photos were deleted because of blurring and other quality problems.
7 April 2011 Thursday
17.59 to 20.00 Millennium Pedestrian Bridge, 84 mounted cyclists photographed crossing the pedestrian bridge averaging 1 cyclist every 86 seconds.
11 April 2011 Wednesday
18.31 to 19.30 Millennium Pedestrian Bridge, Wellington Quay, 40 cyclists cross the bridge averaging 1 cyclist every 88.5 seconds (see total below), 10 cyclists break red lights on the Quay. 1 cyclist travels to the Ha’penny Bridge on the narrow footpath Total average number of cyclist breaking the law is 1 every 70 seconds.
12 April 2011 Tuesday
14.59 to 16.07 Dame St to Sean O’Casey Bridge to O’Connell Bridge
11 cyclists break red lights on Dame St, 3 cyclists cross Sean O’Casey Bridge, 1 cyclists breaks red light at Eden Quay, 1 cyclist crosses Butt Bridge on the footpath,
2 cyclists cross O’Connell Bridge on the wrong side, 4 cyclists break red lights on either side of O’Connell Bridge.
17.20 to 18.18 The Millennium Bridge, 33 cyclists cross the pedestrian bridge, some cycle into the Millennium Walkway while others travel the wrong way up the quays to Jervis street or cycle on the narrow footpath. Average number of cyclists breaking the law is 1 every 1.75 minutes.
16 April 2011 Saturday
16.22 to 16.57 O’Connell Bridge: cyclists on footpath, breaking red lights, cyclists in moving traffic on the wrong side of the road entering Trinity College.
14 April 2011 Thursday
17.28 to 17.29 Dublin City Council offices, Wood Quay, 2 cyclists leave the Dublin City Council car park and cycle on the footpath while another cyclists breaks the red light at Wood Quay.
17.32 Christchurch, A cyclist breaks the light.
20.29 Eustace Street Two cyclists without lights travel the wrong way and into Dame St.
17 April 2011 Sunday
15.44 to 15.58 Fleet St, one cyclist comes the wrong way into Westmoreland St. College Green, 3 cyclists break red lights, 1 cyclist comes the wrong way from Nassau St into heavy traffic on College Green, 2 cyclists cross solid white line into Nassau St from Grafton St.
16.03 to 16.20 Grafton St, 4 mounted cyclists travel on pedestrian area,
16.27 Dame St cyclists breaks red light.
16.55 to 18.09 Four Courts 2 cyclists travel on the footpath. 4 cyclists travel the wrong way on the North Quays
18.42 to 20.04 Millennium bridge: 23 cyclists crossing the pedestrian bridge, cycling into the Millennium Walkway, cycling on the footpath and going the wrong way up the quays. Average for cyclist crossing the bridge is one every 3.5 minutes.
18 April 2011 Monday
13.34 to 13.35: Abbey Street Upper 3 mounted cyclists on Luas tracks
22 April 2011 Friday
13.35 to 13.40: Abbey St Upper 7 mounted cyclists on Luas tracks
13.49 to 13.49: Millennium Walkway 2 mounted cyclists in pedestrian area.
14.33 to 14.38: Henry St 3 mounted cyclists in pedestrian area
15.08 to 15.33: O’Connell St 4 mounted cyclists in pedestrian area
24 April 2011 Sunday
11.50 Ellis Quay 1 cyclists turns the wrong way from Marlborough St.
12.01 Marlborough St cyclist on footpath
12.02 Marlborough St cyclist with child illegally turns into pedestrianised Cathedral St
15.17 Ormond Quay cyclist on narrow footpath
15.38 to 17.33 Millennium Walkway 8 mounted cyclists in the pedestrian area
17.58 Westmoreland St cyclist breaks red light on O’Connell Bridge
25 April 2011 Easter Monday
17.14 to 19.52 Millennium Bridge and Walkway, 55 cyclists on the footpath, the bridge and the walkway.
15.04 to 16.31 South King St Grafton St, Stephens Green area, 87 cyclists in pedestrian areas, going the wrong way, cycling into Stephens Green averaging 1 cyclist per minute breaking the law.
20.05 to 20.22 Temple Bar to Westmoreland St cyclists on footpath, breaking red lights and wrong way on one way streets
28 April 2011 Thursday
9.06 to 9.26 The North Quays, 1 accident involving cyclist, red light breaking, cyclists on footpath
9.28 to 10.30 Millennium area 32 cyclists on the pedestrian bridge, wrong way on the quays, on the footpath and in the walkway averaging 1 cyclists every 2 minutes
11.33 to 11.46 Dawson St cyclists going the wrong way into traffic, cycling on the footpath
12.01 to 12.24 Molesworth St to Grafton St, cyclists in pedestrian area, horse panics
12.55 to 13.15 Castle St, Georges St wrong way, red light, footpath
13.19 to 13.23 South King St 13 cyclists in pedestrian area averaging 1 cyclist every 18.5 seconds
13.29 to 13.33 Stephens Green cyclists wrong way
13.52 to 14.18 Stephens Green North 28 cyclists on footpath averaging 1 cyclist every 53 seconds.
14.49 Dawson St a cyclists going the wrong way into oncoming traffic
15.00 to 16.19 Baggott St Merrion Row, 17 cyclists travelling the wrong way into heavy traffic and cycling on the footpath
16.29 Kildare St cyclist going the wrong way into traffic
16.33 Kildare St cyclist going the wrong way into traffic
17.01 to 18.56 Millennium Bridge area 94 cyclists cross the bridge, cycle in the pedestrian walkway and/or cycle on the footpath averaging 1 cyclist every 55 seconds
29 April 2011 Friday
15.27 to 15.48 Andrew St, South William St, 7 cyclists travelling the wrong way into traffic, cyclist on the footpath, badly planned cycle lane in Andrew St.
14.15 to 15.01 Sean O’Casey pedestrian bridge, 41 cyclists crossed the bridge in 46 minutes averaging 1 cyclists every 68 seconds. This was a quiet bank holiday Friday in the IFSC.
13.36 to 13.42 Jervis St Millennium Walkway, Luas line, cyclists going the wrong way, on the footpath, in pedestrian areas.
15.16 to 15.18 College Green D’Olier St junction, 5 cyclists break red lights in 2 minutes, 1 cyclist on footpath
16.00 to 16.57 South William St, Stephen St Lwr, 26 cyclists travelling the wrong way into traffic, cycling on the footpath and ignoring traffic signs.
17.01 to 17.09 South King St 24 mounted cyclists travel on the pedestrian street in 8 minutes averaging 1 cyclist every 21 seconds
6 May 2011 Friday
17.40 to 18.03 Jervis St Ormond Quay 21 mounted cyclists going the wrong way, on the footpath and on the bridge averaging 1 cyclist every 66 seconds.
The majority of cyclists in Dublin go from A to B without any regard for pedestrians, rules of the road, their own safety or the safety of others.
Quod erat demonstrandum.