Participating towns and cities

IrelandCounty Galway, Ireland

Website:
Population:
150.000 inhabitants
Department:
Infrastructure & Operations Unit
Contact:
Deirdre Caulfield
Galway Co. Council, Prospect Hill, Galway City.
County Galway
(++353) 91509360
County Galway already registered 5x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2019 2018 2010 2009 2008

Participation 2008

Activities within the week Activities within the week

County Galway organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2008, taking into account the annual 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.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

County Galway 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)
Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Inaugural County Galway Primary Schools Cycling Championship
Pedestrianisation
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
Accessibilities
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

Car-free day Car-free day

County Galway 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.