Contact & Activities

Participating city

County Galway
150.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Infrastructure & Operations Unit
Deirdre Caulfield
Galway Co. Council, Prospect Hill, Galway City.
++353 91509360

Participation 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Free Caps and Free String Bags with 'European Mobility Week 2018' written on it, distributed to the general public.
17 September
Free High Visibility Vests distributed to the general public
18 September
'Get Back on Your Bike' - Two Bike Workshops will be held and will address issues such as cycling skills and safety; correct maintenance; bike fit; road skills and cornering techniques which will allow participants to go away with techniques, skills and tips which improve their bike handling and safety.
19 September
Free high Visibility Vests to the general public and advertised on local media
20 September
To promote the use of cycling, 4 cycling companies in Co. Galway will provide a 10% minimum discount on the sale of all bicycles, for the duration of the week. Shops: Barry's Cycles, Townparks, Ballinasloe; C&C Cyles, Athenry; Mannion Cycles, Clifden and Mullins Cycle Centre, Tuam.
21 September
Free Caps and String Bags distributed
22 September
'Car Free Day' - the general public in Co. Galway is encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport on this day, 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:
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Other: Provision of a permanent Disabled Parking Space in Dunmore, Co. Galway and the installation of permanent tactile paving
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death)