Contact & Activities

Participating city

Fingal County Council
296.214 inhabitants

Local contact

Environment, Climate Action and Active Travel
Grainne Carroll
Grove road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
++353 0861448763

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Launch of a European Mobility Week Photograph Competition. Participants are asked to use more sustainable methods of transport and rely less on their car, particularly for short journeys of up to 1km for trips to school, work and the local shop. Photographs should be taken of people walking, scooting & cycling on these trips and post them online. A winner will be chosen and receive a €100 voucher for a their local bike shop.
19 September
Day 1 of the "Pedal for your Medal" cycling challenge. (runs until the 27th of September as a Bike Week event). Fingal County Council are challenging everyone to cycle an accumulated 50kms over 9 days to claim a bespoke medal designed specifically for this event. It is aimed at families and occasional cyclists to cycle more and accumulate kilometers. Registration is free and there is also a chance to win a €100 bike shop voucher if post photographs of your cycles online using the hashtags #FCCBikeWeek #WeWillCycle #PedalForYourMedal #BikeWeek2020. Bleeperbike have also kindly offered anyone who completes the 50km challenge a month free rides with Bleeperbike.
20 September
"Pedal for your Medal" Challenge
21 September
"Pedal for your Medal" Challenge.

Staff “5k/Cycle to Work Day”. Cycle to work or 5k for a free lunch. If you don’t cycle to work you can cycle at lunch time using a Bleeperbike from the bike share scheme!
22 September
"Pedal for your Medal" Challenge.

The Dublin Cycling Campaign hosted a webinar series during Bike Week/European Mobility week and on 23rd September the Road Safety Officer and Senior Executive Engineer, Andrew Nolan spoke about the School Streets initiative-the first in Ireland.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Fingal County Council have made New Street in Malahide temporarily Car Free to allow for social distancing & zero emissions on the street. The trial is due to finish at the end of September and will be in place on the 22nd of September
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)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Installation of charging points for e-bikes
  • Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes
  • Other: Fingal County Council have a bike floating bike share scheme with Bleeperbike. During Bike Week we teamed up with Moby Bike, the electric bike share company for a 3 month trial in the Dublin 15 area w
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
  • Other: New Street in Malahide was pedestrianised for a ten week trial as part of Walk Bike Fingal. This initiative was brought about for the need for outside space to allow for social distancing as footpaths
Public transport services
  • Other: Due to the Covid 19 pandemic many people in Ireland are afraid to travel by public transport. Fingal have focused on trying to keep those that have started cycling since the beginning of the global pa
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • Other: Car parking spaces have been removed in several areas to make way for widened footpaths and parklets to facilitate pedestrians and outdoor diners. In Malahide there are 3 park and stride locations tha
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Other: Tactile paving and sound devices in traffic lights have been implemented for a number of years for the safety of those with sight loss as a means to cross the road safely. Pavements have been widened
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Other: Fingal County Council work in conjunction with Go Car (car share scheme) whereby there is a designated parking space for them in a "Mobility Hub". The first mobility hub launched by Fingal this year i
Mobility management
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Other: The air quality at Grove Road, the location of Ireland's first School Street was monitored by an AQ mesh before and after the implementation of the road safety initiative. The levels of NO2 were measu