Participating towns and cities

IrelandGalway City Council, Ireland

Population:
71.983 inhabitants
Department:
Transport
Contact:
Sarah
College Road, Galway City, Galway
H91 F798 Galway City Council
Galway City Council already registered 13x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2012 2011 2010 2008 2005 2004 2003 2002

Participation 2012

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Galway City Council organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2012, taking into account the annual theme.

Galway City Council in conjunction with its support partners namely NUI, Galway, Galway University College Hospital, An Taisce Green Schools and Galway Health Cities Initiative will implement a coordinated programme of actions in support of sustainable travel, which focusses in particular on the Westside area of Galway City. Actions to be implemented include: (i) New pro Bike/ Bus and Walking themed awareness campaign using a range of different channels including advertising at bus shelters, City Centre litter bins and local media (ii) Installation of Street Art (iii) Free bike training for 360 schoolchildren (iv) Distribution of bike and bus vouchers to the target group (v) Bike Repair Workshops (vi) Health checks with specially designed cards in NUI, Galway in the Westside area and in Galway University College Hospital (vii) Critical Mass cycles with schoolchildren amongst a range of other actions.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Galway City Council 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)
Free Bike Workshops, Distribution of Bike Vouchers and Free Bike Training
Pedestrianisation
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Development of new technologies to improve public transport
The development of accessible transport services for all
Development of Integrated Map of Bus Services, Coordinated Promotion of Bus Services, Launch of New Bus Service Advertising Campaign
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Park and Stride
Accessibilities
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans
Adoption of school travel plans
Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
Create systems for buses and walking trains
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
Permeability Survey, Installation of Cycle Counters