Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

County Galway
159.052 inhabitants

Local contact

Infrastructure & Operations Unit
Deirdre Caulfield
Galway Co. Council, Prospect Hill, Galway City.
++353 91509360

Participation 2008

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
‘The Route to Sustainable Mobility & Clean Air for All’ - Opening of a week long exhibition at Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway, providing a wealth of practical and easy-to-do tips on changing your travel habits, reducing your carbon footprint and outlining the many dimensions of climate change.

Sustainable Mobility Information Point – An information point providing details including timetables for all the main public transport routes in the County.

Carbon Emission Flyer explaining the CO2 emission bands and giving some typical examples of well known cars together with a Motoring Tips Wheel.

‘Tyre Therapy – Pump Up & Cut Down’ - Galway County Council and tyre dealers throughout County Galway are teaming up to provide members of the public with free tyre checks and professional advice on tyre maintenance during European Mobility Week.

‘Bulb Plantathon’ – A community event to enhance public green spaces, walking routes and cycle trails through a Community Bulb Planting Initiative.

Health Checks - Health Checks highlighting the health benefits of sustainable forms of travel.

‘Living Streets’ – The closure of Dublin Road, Tuam to facilitate the creation of a pedestrian friendly social space for a series of novel and innovative community events based on the theme of Sustainable Mobility and Clear Air for All.
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)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Other: Inaugural County Galway Primary Schools Cycling Championship
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers