Request a Pedestrian Crossing

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A pedestrian crossing is street location where pedestrians have right of way. A crossing can be based on:

  • An automatic signal
  • A road sign
  • Road markings, e.g. a zebra crossing

Submit an application

To request a pedestrian crossing for your area, send a letter to the address below that describes the nature of your concern. Please also include:

  • Your name and address.
  • The name of the street or road where you wish a pedestrian crossing to be created.
  • A photograph of the street or road (if possible)

We will then investigate your request and decide if a pedestrian crossing is appropriate in that place. Among the things we investigate are:

  • Road width
  • Proximity to another crossing
  • Pedestrian flows, e.g. age profile, children and elderly persons
  • Traffic and accidents

If a pedestrian crossing is not recommended, a "central refuge" may be considered instead. A central refuge is a guarded location in the middle of a road.

Note: Pedestrian and vehicle counts are not repeated within a two year period unless there is a significant change in circumstances.

For more information

Dublin City Council
Roads and Traffic Department
Floor 6, Block 2
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8

Tel: (01) 222 2257
Fax: (01) 222 2190