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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Pedestrians

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Works to begin to permanently pedestrianise 17 Cork city streets
Works will begin on resurfacing some of the streets from next week.
Five killed and many injured after car driven at speed through pedestrian zone in German city
A baby was among those killed in the incident.
'Look twice and think twice': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses
There were 11 incidents in which the Luas made contact with vehicles from January to June of this year.
Pedestrianised streets to be trialled in Dublin city centre
Trials begin on 25 July and will run for 4 consecutive weekends.
Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads
Roads around Ireland are getting busier as Covid-19 restrictions start to ease.
Gardaí catch motorist travelling at 202km/h on Dublin's M50
‘National Slow Down Day’ is taking place from 7am today until 7am tomorrow.
Dublin City Council to reallocate space to allow pedestrians and cyclists to social distance
Loading bays and parking spaces will be removed to create space for people on bikes and on foot.
Another Dublin street blocked off by activists in car-free demonstration
Councillors are due to vote next week on a proposal to permanently pedestrianise this section of the street.
'Seconds could change your life': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses
Two pedestrians died after being struck by trams in separate incidents earlier this year.
Metrolink construction could close section of Royal Canal cycling Greenway for up to three years
A cycling group has called on the NTA to alter its plans for the Glasnevin Station.
'Was your Snapchat worth it?': Emergency brakes used by Luas drivers 550 times this year
People breaking red lights and not paying attention are two of the main reasons for near-misses.
Plans afoot to construct new bridges in Dublin alongside iconic Royal Canal structures
The new bridges, one for walkers and one for cyclists, will run adjacent to the existing steel rolling Scherzer bridge on Spencer Dock.
Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths
An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.
Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible
The force’s senior officer for roads policing said elderly pedestrians are at particular risk during this severe weather.
Gardaí appeal for witnesses after car hits pedestrians in Dublin
Five people were taken to hospital, one of whom is seriously injured.
Poll: Do you text while walking?
The city of Honolulu in Hawaii will bring in fines for people who text while crossing the road this autumn.
Times Square driver had been 'hearing voices and expected to die'
23 people were struck, with one fatality, when a car ploughed into pedestrians in Manhattan yesterday.
One dead and 22 injured as car ploughs into pedestrians at Times Square
Charlie Flanagan has expressed Ireland’s “solidarity with the people of New York at this time”.
What would you use the pedestrianised College Green plaza for?
Dublin City Council wants to know.
Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads
The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.
Teen girl injured after car ploughs into pedestrians in Ardoyne
Police have been coming under ‘sustained attack’, the PSNI said.
Snow is on the way... but first we have to battle with battering winds
There will be weather warnings in place across the country.
Woman in her 80s killed as she crossed the road
Gardaí in Adare are investigating the incident.
Three bystanders seriously injured after being struck by car in garda chase
It has been reported that one of the men lost a leg in the incident.
Explainer: Do pedestrian crossing buttons actually work? takes a look at the question of pedestrian buttons acting as a ‘placebo’.
Opinion: A story of a good bus driver and a cyclist on Dublin's quays
After I was hit by a driver on the quays, I was overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers.
AA warns of being taken over by dangerous phone-induced "zombie trance"
A poll on the organisation’s website revealed that a majority of people are in favour of fines for this kind of behaviour.
Think your morning commute is bad? Crossing the road in Vietnam is utter madness
We’ll just stay at home forever, thanks.
11 things pedestrians really want you to know
Take a walk on the wild side.
Road deaths falling in Europe - but up 19 per cent in Ireland
The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
Dashcam video shows the intense stupidity of some pedestrians
You will gasp in horror.
The 12 worst things about being a cyclist
2012 sets new record for fewest road deaths in Ireland
The number of road deaths has now fallen for six years running, with a new national record of 161.
VIDEOS: Gardaí release dramatic footage of near-misses on Dublin's roads
Gardaí are releasing the footage in a bid to reduce the number of casualties on Dublin’s roads.
Pedestrians to have priority over cars in new Dublin plan
A new report proposes a “pedestrian-friendly city” in which through vehicle traffic would be “actively discouraged”.
Pedestrians killed on Limerick, Mullingar roads
A 69-year-old man was killed in Limerick last night, while a 23-year-old was knocked down and fatally injured in Mullingar.
Young Chinese girl struck by van and ignored by passers-by dies
The incident has sparked calls for better legal protection of good Samaritans as fear of litigation may have deterred some passers-by from helping the injured child.
Minister announces funding for transport projects
The Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar claims that the funding committed from his department to the government’s jobs initiative has the potential to create around 1,000 jobs in Ireland.
Ireland one of best in EU at reducing deaths of pedestrians
The country sees a decrease in the deaths of the most vulnerable users of the road – but EU-wide report shows that motorcyclists still hugely at risk.
Road safety campaign urges greater driver caution on motorways
Meanwhile, report suggests penalty points system may be changed for new drivers.