Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Tralee
22.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Capital Infrastructure Unit
Eoghan O'Brien
Princes Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry
++353 0667191300

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
A full programme of events is organise as part of Kerry Bicycle Festival. Copy of programme attached and also available from
www.kerrybicyclefestival.org
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:
Tralee Town Square will be closed off to allow for Cycle activities as part of The Bicycle Festival.
Cars will alsp be restricted in areas of the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre to allow for the Kids Fun Cycle Activities
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 facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Other: New Cycle areas and secure parking stands
Pedestrianisation
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
  • Other: work has commneced on that portion of the Tralee Fenit Cycle Way within Tralee town.
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Other: Traffic calming is ongoing throughout the town with major work carried out in the Mitchels Regeneration area in the creatrion of Home Zones
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Other: Tactile paving at road crossing points for vulnerable users ongoing
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Other: Installation of 4 no Electric Car charging points in Public Car Parks
Mobility management
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Other: Encourage staff take up of tax incentives through the Cycle to Work Scheme