Cycling advocates say this vastly understates the reality on the roads – and the need for better road designs to avoid such conflicts.
Of those who’d been in collisions, more than half of those asked said they’d collided with vehicles, while more than a quarter said they’d been alone but hit a pothole or bollard, or the like.
“The same thing could happen again. There is absolutely no reason why it wouldn’t,” says James Larkin, who commutes by bike past the spot near the new children’s hospital building site.
Monthly Cycles is a social meetup event for women of all levels to enjoy cycling safely together around the city.
London brought in a new standard for permits for trucks based on their blindspots, and plans gradually to tighten its rules. Dublin City Council officials have been talking to counterparts about how it works.
We’re looking to spin off this tool for collecting data on cycling safety in the city. Anyone interested in getting involved is invited to a workshop on 18 March.
“It can be a bit disheartening – if you report vehicle after vehicle and nothing happens, why would you keep bothering? What’s it achieving?” says Fiachrá Duffy.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland is looking at putting in “sharrows”, which are road markings meant to guide cyclists across Luas tracks, it says.
So far, cyclists have marked 62 collisions with Luas tracks on our Cycle Collision tracker. These accidents are clustered in three areas in the city centre.
On our Cycle Collision Tracker, cyclists have reported accidents and near misses at roundabouts. Last month, a woman was hit by a lorry at one, and died.