Limerick 4.Existing Cycle Usage

Colin Buchanan & Partners (CBP, Consulting Engineers are currently completing the Planning Land Use and Transportation Study for the Limerick region. CBP surveyed the use of bicycles in Limerick City in 1999 and the results are shown in the table below.

Two-Way Cycle Movements in City Centre (Oct 1999)
Road/Street Hourly Average in PM Peak (1600-1900) Hourly Average Off Peak
Shannon Bridge 7* 10
Sarsfield Bridge 20 40
Thomond Bridge 33 32
Matthew Bridge 80 40
Baals Bridge 20 22
Athlunkard Bridge 20 19
Upper Henry Street 17 37
Quinlan Street 30 11
Parnell Street 13** 8
Upper William Street 27** 42
Clare Street 10 20
John's Street 37 16
William Street ***** 19
Roches Street ***** 7
Lower Mallow Street 17 18
Upper Mallow Street 17 11
O'Connell Street (South) 20 12
Henry Street (South) 10 15
O'Connell Street (North) 23 10
Henry Street (North) 10*** 12
Shannon Street 20 4
Sarsfield Street 10**** 5
*Eastbound only
**Southbound only
***Northbound only
****Westbound only
***** No data available

Despite unfavourable conditions for cyclists there are reasonable numbers of cyclists moving around the city as can be seen from the table. The flow per day at some locations exceeded 480.

The survey sites with highest cyclist flows were identified by CBP as follows:

  • 1. Matthew Bridge
  • 2. Junction of Roxboro Road and Mulgrave Street.
  • 3. Thomond Bridge
  • 4. Sarsfield Bridge

    Figures 6.1 and 6.2 illustrate the peak hour cycle flows and the off peak average hourly flow.

  • Last update:28/02/2007

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