dan, dan, dan, you really shouldn’t rise people who actually drive. dublin is absolutely crazy to drive in, so i only envy you for being able to cycle. new york, where i am at the moment is very different to dublin. if you stay out of midtown, then you can mostly avoid bad traffic. at night the traffic is worse, in my opinion. the horns only really get going after 11. i can’t explain this but i would just say that public transport is very efficient, so that minimises the need for cars. also parking in the city is unbelievably expensive.