Participating towns and cities

Ireland Limerick City and County Council (Limerick) , Ireland

100.000 inhabitants
Travel and Transport Strategy
Karen Mc Donnell
Corporate Headquarters, Merchant's Quay, Limerick
V94 EH90 Limerick City and County Council
(++353) 61557429
Limerick City and County Council (Limerick) already registered 16x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2023 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2004 2003 2002

Participation 2017

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Limerick City and County Council (Limerick) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2017, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
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. 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.

Pedometer Challenge
- Between September 4th and October 1st workers in an around Limerick City will be taking part in the NTA's 10th annual Pedometer Challenge.

Beat the Street Limerick , taking place in Limerick for the first time.This walking and cycling initiative gets people moving by turning a town or area into a giant game.

Car Sharing Club spaces will be launched on the streets of Limerick during mobility week to support the idea that "sharing gets you further"

To promote the concept of sharing at a young age, balance bikes which are designed for children from 18 months to 5 years and allow children to learn to balance on a bike in a safe way, will be distributed during Mobility Week to all creches and preschools who were successful in their applications.
Children as young as 22-months-old can learn to balance on their own! At the age of 4 or 5, when they get taller and stronger, they can smoothly transfer to a pedal bike without ever needing training wheels.

Limerick Smarter Travel support and encourage people, within schools, campuses, workplaces, and communities, to plan for and use healthier more sustainable modes of travel such as walking, cycling and shared travel, while actively discouraging unnecessary and single-occupancy car travel where possible.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Limerick City and County Council (Limerick) 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 infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans
Adoption of school travel plans
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places