Participating towns and cities

IrelandTallaght, Ireland

Website:
Population:
380.000 inhabitants
Department:
Land Use, Planning & Transportation
Contact:
Sheila Kelly
County Hall, Tallaght
D24 YNN5
(++353) 861723218
Tallaght already registered 9x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2019 2017 2016 2012 2011 2009 2008 2003 2002

Participation 2008

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Tallaght organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2008, taking into account the annual theme.

The focal theme for 2008 is "Clean Air for All". By encouraging walking , cycling and the use of public transport, the council will be contributing to the achievement of the theme. In conjunction with the road closure (see below) a festival entitled "Change Your Way Today" is being held on 22nd September. In addition to cycling (Smoothie Bike etc) and walking events (Pedometer Challenge), the festival will host the Climate Change Awareness Campaign Roadshow.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Tallaght implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

New or improved bicycle facilities
Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
Pedestrianisation
Extension or creation of new greenways
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Create systems for buses and walking trains

Car-free day Car-free day

Tallaght carries out a Car-Free Day 2008 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
The Council is closing a section of the Old Blessington Road from its junction with Belgard Square East (Tuansgate Building) to its junction with the Luas Red Line Terminus. The road will be closed from 8am until 6pm and open solely to pedestrians and cyclists. The area reserved for this purpose will form the site of the "Change Your Way Today" Festival.