Contact & Activities

Participating city

Ballina, County Mayo
13.226 inhabitants

Local contact

Mark O'Donnell
Civic Offices, Arran Place,
Ballina County Mayo
++353 96 76100

Participation 2010

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Pedestrianisation of Pearse street, Ballina, for two days of events;
Installation of cycle racks around the town;
School walking trains;
Electric Vehicle demonstration ;
School children can pedal on the world famous River Moy in 'Swan' pedalos;
An Garda Síochána cycling advice sessions for school children;
Public Attitudes survey regarding pedestrianisation and alternative transport modes;
Public Awareness leaflet campaign promoting environmental, social, health and economic benefits of leaving the car at home;
Mid West Radio broadcast from the event from 11am to 1pm on Monday 20th September.
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:
Pearse Street ( the town's main thoroughfare) will be pedestrianised on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st September 2010 to host a series of events related to alternative travel options around Ballina.
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 or enlarge pedestrian streets
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas