Created on 1997-01-01 Updated on 2012-11-30 Released on 2013-02-16

Traffic Volumes- Canal Cordon Count Data 2008-2012

Annual Traffic Counts for all modes of transport This dataset contains the results of the annual traffic counts, from 2008 to 2012 at 15 minute intervals 33 locations around the city cordon formed by the Royal and Grand Canals. The counts are conducted during the month of November each year. Counts are usually conducted at each location on two separate days and the average of the two counts is used. Separate traffic counts are also carried out in the month of May in the city centre.''Counts for the various modes of transport are captured in the following information fields: Pc (Pedal cyclist), Motorcyclist (Mc), Car/Large Van, Taxi, HGV 2&3 Axle, 4 Axle, 5Axle, 6 Axle, 7+Axle, Dublin Bus, Other Bus (e.g. private operators) and Pedestrians. Total values are given as well as Passenger car units (PCUs); a traffic analysis term that gives an equivalent grading value of different modes of transport compared to a car and is traditionally used to represent the effects of changes in traffic composition (the mix of cars, buses, and so on). Two spreadsheets represent the values taken at each location for inbound and outbound traffic and the two counts are represented on two worksheets, with the average of the two counts used for reporting purposes.''The following is a list of the cordon count locations:' Location on Canal Cordon'1 Ringsend Rd (McMahon Bridge)'2 Grand Canal Street Bridge'3 Mount Street Bridge'4 Huband Bridge'5 Baggot Street Bridge'6 Lesson Street Bridge'7 Charlemont Street Bridge'8 Rathmines Road (Portobello Br.)'9 Harolds Cross Bridge'10 Sally's Bridge'11 Dolphins Barn Bridge'12 Herberton Bridge ' Grand Canal Bank at SCR'13 SCR at St Patrick's Home'14 Old Kilmainham'15 Kilmainham Lane'16 St. John's Road West'17 Conyngham Road'18 Phoenix Park (Main Road)'19 Phoenix Park (Back Road)'20 Blackhorse Avenue'21 Old Cabra Road'22 Annamoe Road'23 Charleville Road'24 New Cabra Road'25 Phibsborough Road'26 Royal Canal Bank'27 Drumcondra Road (Binn's Br.)'28 Russell Street Bridge'29 Clarke's Bridge'30 Newcomen Bridge'31 Ossory Road'32 Sheriff Street Lower'33 North Wall Quay''Data is collected in its this format since 2007, however Dublin City Council has been conducting traffic counts since 1980 and since 1997 they have been conducted over the period 07.00 to 10.00 hrs. The results of the cordon counts from November 2008 through to November 2012 are included in the current dataset.

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Field Value
Organisation Contact Email
Organisation Contact Name Data Officer
Organisation Contact Phone 01 2222812
Target Audience Developer,Entrepreneur,Data Scientist
Category Transport and Infrastructure
Update Frequency As Required
Date Range 2008-11-01 to 2012-11-30
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Purpose of Collection This data is collected to analyse yearly trends and type of traffic entering the city.
Use Constraints Traffic Counts have been carried out since 1997 but are available in the current format since 2007.

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