Contact & Activities

Participating city

Galway City
79.504 inhabitants

Local contact

Transportation & Infrastructure
Galway Transportation Unit
Galway City Council, College Road, Galway
++353 91894328

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Galway City Council in conjunction with its support partners namely NUI, Galway, Galway University College Hospital, An Taisce Green Schools and Galway Health Cities Initiative will implement a coordinated programme of actions in support of sustainable travel, which focusses in particular on the Westside area of Galway City. Actions to be implemented include: (i) New pro Bike/ Bus and Walking themed awareness campaign using a range of different channels including advertising at bus shelters, City Centre litter bins and local media (ii) Installation of Street Art (iii) Free bike training for 360 schoolchildren (iv) Distribution of bike and bus vouchers to the target group (v) Bike Repair Workshops (vi) Health checks with specially designed cards in NUI, Galway in the Westside area and in Galway University College Hospital (vii) Critical Mass cycles with schoolchildren amongst a range of other actions.
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)
  • Other: Free Bike Workshops, Distribution of Bike Vouchers and Free Bike Training
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
  • Other: Development of Integrated Map of Bus Services, Coordinated Promotion of Bus Services, Launch of New Bus Service Advertising Campaign
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Other: Park and Stride
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
  • Other: Permeability Survey, Installation of Cycle Counters