Contact & Activities

Participating city

Limerick City and County Council ()
100.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Smarter Travel
Noel Delahunty
City Hall, Merchant's Quay, Limerick
++353 61557262

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Bus in the city
- 'Bus in the City' is the schools programme annual flagship event for European Mobility Week where we team up with schools, An Taisces Green-Schools Travel programme, Bus Eireann and An Garda Siochana to run a series of interactive workshops on Limerick City buses. The purpose of the event is bring students out of the classroom to experience public transport first hand and learn more about the various aspects of public transport. This year we invited schools to apply whereby successful applicants received a tailored route map for their workshop beginning at a bus stop nearest their school. As the bus proceeds along its set route, students are invited to interview the bus conductor, receive talks about the environmental benefits of sustainable travel from Green-Schools and learn more about infrastructural improvements in place as part of the Limerick Smarter Travel Project as they are encountered along the route.

School Car Free Day
- The SOW, WOW and COW campaigns have been developed to encourage school children and their parents to vary their daily commute by cycling, scooting or walking on a weekday.

Culture Night 2015
- Limerick Smarter Travel will be hosting an open house culture night focusing on Limerick's urban mobility and providing a fun and insightful night of activities for guests.

Pedometer Challenge
- Between September 7th and October 4th workers in an around Limerick City will be taking part in the NTA's 8th annual Pedometer Challenge.

University of Limerick Bike Doctor
- A bike mechanic will be on campus at UL every Tuesday to provide free or inexpensive bike repairs or maintenance advice.
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 network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Other: Traffic calming by reducing road width and introducing additional ramps
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans