Contact & Activities

Participating city

527.612 inhabitants

Local contact

Environment & Transportation
Antonia Martin
Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
++353 12226273

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The theme of this year’s European Mobility Week is “Moving in the Right Direction”. European Mobility Week encourages local authorities to develop and promote sustainable urban mobility plans and organise activities to raise awareness on the topic among citizens.

Sustainable urban mobility can be achieved through an integrated planning approach that takes into account all modes of transport in cities and their surrounding areas. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) define a set of interrelated measures that bring you step-by-step closer to meeting the mobility needs of citizens and business, while enhancing the quality of life in your city. SUMPs aspire to balance environmental quality, economic development and social equity.

Earlier this year Dublin City Council hosted national seminars to spread knowledge and best practice, relating to SUMPs in Ireland.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
The pedestrian area in Clarendon Street has been expanded to allow for necessary loading and servicing only. All on street parking has been removed to provide space for pedestrians. Design work for further pedestrian enhancements in the city centre is now under way.

See box below re Dame Court and Fade Street
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Mobility management
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders