Participating towns and cities

IrelandCounty Galway, Ireland

150.000 inhabitants
Infrastructure & Operations Unit
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 2009

Activities within the week Activities within the week

County Galway organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2009, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Animal Magic Falconry Display

Thursday, 17th September 2009 from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Palace Grounds, Tuam.

The Council will host a Falconry Display in the Palace Grounds (adjacent to the Leisure Centre) on Thursday, 17th September 2009 from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. The falconry display and workshops on birds of prey will be presented by Animal Magic and are intended as an enjoyable and educational experience.

The aim of the event is to highlight the impact of air pollution and climate change on our environment and the habitat of our wildlife and the positive impact even small changes in travel behaviour can make to reduce the impact of climate change and air pollution.

'Living Streets 2009'

A Sustainable Mobility Initiative by Galway County Council to mark European Mobility Week 2009.

This initiative is aimed at giving recognition to those actively promoting sustainable mobility through local events, activities and initiatives to be held during European Mobility Week 2009 (16th – 22nd September 2009). A range of prizes shall be awarded including a special category prize for schools and an overall prize.

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)
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
Create the tactile pavements
Lowering of pavements
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns

Car-free day Car-free day

County Galway carries out a Car-Free Day 2009 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:
‘In Town Without My Car’ (Car Free Day) – ‘Streets Alive’

Tuesday, 22nd September 2009

‘Streets Alive’ sees the closure of a section of Main Street, Loughrea to facilitate its use as community space and to host a mini zoo and animal roadshow providing a range of animals and wildlife including birds of prey, reptiles etc. The event will give members of the public an unique opportunity to experience a more hands on approach than when viewing the animals at the zoo.

‘Streets Alive’ is intended as a family event with cartoon characters, face painting, balloon modelling and street theatre taking place at various times during the day. People visiting ‘Streets Alive’ and/or shopping on Main Street during the event will be eligible to enter a draw for prizes sponsored by Galway County Council. The prizes will consist of 10 €100 shopping vouchers in favour of businesses in Loughrea as selected by the 10 winners.

Details of Temporary Road Closure to facilitate ‘Streets Alive’

The temporary road closure will apply to Main Street, Loughrea from its junction with King Street to its junction with Church Street from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm on Tuesday, 22nd September 2009.