Participating towns and cities

IrelandSligo, Ireland

30.000 inhabitants
Road Design
John O'Flaherty
Road Design, Sligo County Council, Market Yard, Sligo
(++353) 719111963
Sligo already registered 4x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2019 2016 2004 2003

Participation 2016

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Sligo organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2016, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Launch of Cycle infrastructure
Launch of Publicity Videos
Launch of Smarter Travel Website for Sligo
Art Competition

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Sligo 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)
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
Further info
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.

Car-free day Car-free day

Sligo carries out a Car-Free Day 2016 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:
O'Connell Street