Participating towns and cities

IrelandFingal County Council, Ireland

296.214 inhabitants
Environment, Climate Action and Active Travel
Grainne Carroll
Grove road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
D15 Fingal County Council
(++353) 0861448763
Fingal County Council already registered 5x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Participation 2020

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Fingal County Council organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020, taking into account the annual 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.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Fingal County Council 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) planned
Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Installation of charging points for e-bikes planned
Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes
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 planned
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
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 planned
Reduction of outside parking zones
Create park and ride stations
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
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
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
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

Car-free day Car-free day

Fingal County Council carries out a Car-Free Day 2020 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

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