Participating towns and cities

IrelandDublin City Council, Ireland

Population:
500.000 inhabitants
Department:
Environment & Transport
Contact:
Deirdre Kelly
Block 2, Floor 7, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland, D08 RF3F Dublin City Council
(++353) 01 874559494

Participation 2012

Activities within the week Activities within the week

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

The theme of this year’s European Mobility Week is “Moving in the Right Direction”. European Mobility Week encourages local authorities to develop and promote sustainable urban mobility plans and organise activities to raise awareness on the topic among citizens.

Sustainable urban mobility can be achieved through an integrated planning approach that takes into account all modes of transport in cities and their surrounding areas. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) define a set of interrelated measures that bring you step-by-step closer to meeting the mobility needs of citizens and business, while enhancing the quality of life in your city. SUMPs aspire to balance environmental quality, economic development and social equity.

Earlier this year Dublin City Council hosted national seminars to spread knowledge and best practice, relating to SUMPs in Ireland.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Dublin 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)
Pedestrianisation
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Mobility management
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders

Car-free day Car-free day

Dublin City Council carries out a Car-Free Day 2012 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:
The pedestrian area in Clarendon Street has been expanded to allow for necessary loading and servicing only. All on street parking has been removed to provide space for pedestrians. Design work for further pedestrian enhancements in the city centre is now under way.


See box below re Dame Court and Fade Street