Contact & Activities

Participating city

Westmeath County Council
88.396 inhabitants

Local contact

Colm Smith
Aras an Chontae
Mount St Mullingar Co Westmeath
++353 449332000

Participation 2017

The participant is committed to:

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)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
More details on permanent measures:

Westmeath County Council is committed to the ongoing development of the Mullingar to Athlone Greenway which is part of the proposed Galway to Dublin Greenway.
The Mullingar to Athlone Greenway is 44km long with access points provided at various locations along the route.

We are also promoting use of the cycle ways through provision of Free Cycle Tours of Mullingar as part of a Family Funday on September 18th. We are encouraging alternative modes of transport to motor vehicles by way of a Staff Car Free Day and a competition for the public.

Westmeath County Council has also agreed to provide a designated car park space in Athlone to facilitate the location of a car sharing base in conjunction with GoCar . This location which is for an initial 12 month trial basis is in addition to the existing base which is located at Mullingar Rail station and further locations will be considered as demand for the service is established.