Contact & Activities

Participating city

30.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Road Design
John O'Flaherty
Road Design, Sligo County Council, Market Yard, Sligo
++353 719111963

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Launch of Cycle infrastructure
Launch of Publicity Videos
Launch of Smarter Travel Website for Sligo
Art Competition
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:
O'Connell Street
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)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
More details on permanent measures:

Over the last six years Sligo has introduced cycle infrastructure in association with Active Travel Towns. These include individual projects on Pearse Road, Finisklin Road, Strandhill Road, Cleaveragh Road, Hazelwood Road, Ballytivnan Road, The Mall and First Sea Road. Sligo is also committed to providing cycle facilities on proposed new routes including the Eastern Garavogue Bridge and Western Distributor Road. This work gets the cyclist into the core of Sligo City where it is envisaged to continue the improvement of the shared space in the City Centre.
For European Mobility Week, we will be launching our new website promoting a more Active Sligo and showcase the beautiful cycles available around our city.