Contact & Activities

Participating city

Cork County
399.216 inhabitants

Local contact

Health & Safety Section
Anthony Buckley
Floor 6, County Library Building
County Hall

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Cork County Council has signed up the the National Tranport Authority's Smarter Travel Scheme. This participation reinforces the Council's commitment to be a laeder in the promotion of sustainable transport.

As part of European Mobility Week, Cork County Council commits itself to developing an integrated sustainable transport network to serve the commuting and leisure needs of its citizens, as well as supporting initiatives being undertaken by adjoining local authorities.

The Council will promote European Mobility Week via a media campaign and the organisation of media friendly events.

Flags highlighting European Mobility Week will be displayed on the Council's County hall Campus.

The Council will host a cycling school for primary school children on its own campus during European Mobility Week.

The Council will host daily lunchtime public speakers during European Mobility Week on sustainable transport.

A staff bicycle scheme will be launched during European Mobility Week.

The County Hall Campus will be used to facilitate sustainable transport displays during European Mobility Week, including displays sponsored by electric cars retailers, bicycles retailers, equipment providers and public transport providers.

Council staff will be incentivised to walk/cycle to work during European Mobility Week via the provision of free bicycle servicing and free breakfasts.
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)
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create the tactile pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders