Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Limerick City and County Council
95.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Smarter Travel
Noel Delahunty
City Hall, Merchant's Quay, Limerick
++353 61557262

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Actions relative to the theme:

Bus in the city
- 'Bus in the City' is the schools programme annual flagship event for European Mobility Week where we team up with schools, An Taisces Green-Schools Travel programme, Bus Eireann and An Garda Siochana to run a series of interactive workshops on Limerick City buses. The purpose of the event is bring students out of the classroom to experience public transport first hand and learn more about the various aspects of public transport. This year we invited schools to apply whereby successful applicants received a tailored route map for their workshop beginning at a bus stop nearest their school. As the bus proceeds along its set route, students are invited to interview the bus conductor, receive talks about the environmental benefits of sustainable travel from Green-Schools and learn more about infrastructural improvements in place as part of the Limerick Smarter Travel Project as they are encountered along the route.

Culture Night 2016
While out and about experiencing the diverse array of arts and cultural activities in Limerick, why not take a few minutes to park up, relax and enjoy a nibble and a natter opposite The Canteen on Mallow Street. This evening will be celebrating café culture at its very best, as well as unveiling the new park and picnic pod or parklet, specifically designed to support sustainable urban communities in our city. This is a collaboration between Limerick Smarter Travel and the School of Architecture at the University of Limerick.

Pedometer Challenge
- Between September 12th and October 9th workers in an around Limerick City will be taking part in the NTA's 9th annual Pedometer Challenge.


Limerick Smarter Travel support and encourage people, within schools, campuses, workplaces, and communities, to plan for and use healthier more sustainable modes of travel such as walking, cycling and shared travel, while actively discouraging unnecessary and single-occupancy car travel where possible.
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.
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans