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 2010

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
European Mobility Week Photographic Competition

The photographic competition is based on the theme Travel Smarter, Live Better with 3 Categories, Primary School, Secondary School & An Adult Category.

European Mobility Week Poetry Competition:

The poetry competition is also based on the theme Travel Smarter, Live Better and is aimed at primary school and secondary school students. It is intened to publish a selection of the entries.

Radio Promotion:

During the period 13th - 17th September 2010, a promotion based on European Mobility Week 2010 is being run on the Breakfast Programme on a local radio station (Galway Bay FM) with a daily prize of a €150 voucher towards the purchase of a bicycle.
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.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
'In Town Without My Car' will be marked on Wednesday, 22nd September 2010 in Athenry, Co. Galway with a street closure and parking restrictions applying on Burke's Lane and Market Square.

The event under the title of 'Streets Alive' Athenry will see the streets transformed to host a mini zoo and animal roadshow, smoothiebike, free face painting and balloon modelling and a range of street entertaiment
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 facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers