Participants

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 2017

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. 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.
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • 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