Participating towns and cities

IrelandKilkenny, Ireland

27.184 inhabitants
Active Travel
Caitriona Corr
R95 K851 Kilkenny
(++353) 56 7794512
Kilkenny already registered 7x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2023 2020 2009 2005 2004 2003 2002

Participation 2023

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Kilkenny organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2023, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Promotional Campaign to switch to sustainable modes across social media platform
Kilkenny Bike Library - E-Bike loans for a very low-cost to allow people to try before they buy
Community Cycling Programme: Kilkenny Council has engaged a community cycling tutor to work with communities to deliver cycle training and to support a
shift to cycling in communities. This programme is funded by Healthy Ireland.
22 September
E-Bike Shared Schemes - Operational for 12 months, now offering BOLT commercial for employers, Free trips for Car Free Day on 22nd of September
Kilkenny City Schools Cycle - Mayor Joe Malone is inviting school children from across Kilkenny to join with him for a school cycle for Car Free Day on the 22nd September

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Kilkenny 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)
Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems planned
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets planned
Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes planned
The development of accessible transport services for all planned
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Reduction of outside parking zones
Create park and ride stations planned
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking planned
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Charging points for electric vehicles planned
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans planned
Adoption of school travel plans planned
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns planned
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders planned
Further info
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan currently underway in the city. The following vision and objectives have been drafted following a series of stakeholder and community engagement events.

Vision: Kilkenny will be an accessible city with sustainable mobility options for everyone by 2030.

Core Principles
Integrate land-use and transport planning to support the realisation of the 10-minute city, thereby reducing transport demand and avoiding unsustainablejourneys.
Facilitate the transition to a low carbon and climate resilient city through supporting a shift to sustainable mobility options and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air and noise pollution and energy consumption from transport, thereby improving the quality of life of people in Kilkenny City
Collaborate with different stakeholders, communities and across different governance levels to implement the measures of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.
Provide equitable, efficient, integrated, smart and cost-effective transport solutions that enhance access to jobs, retail, leisure and education and consider transport poverty, the gender divide and other social gradients in transport.
Enrich urban vitality and biodiversity through greening and placemaking with inspiration from Kilkenny’s unique arts and culture traditions and medieval heritage to create a people centred city that promotes people's health and well-being.

Objective 1: Reallocate urban space towards the sustainable movement of people and placemaking
Objective 2: Encourage independent journeys for all
Objective 3: Enhance permeability to and within the city centre
Objective 4: Work with the National Transport Authority to enhance public transport options within the city.
Objective 5: Facilitate public and private organisations to enhance connectivity to surrounding rural areas and the region.
Objective 6: Enable a shift to sustainable modes through the effective management of parking.
Objective 7: Provide a safe, coherent, direct, attractive and comfortable cycle network.
Objective 8: Enable businesses and service providers to connect with potential suppliers, customers and employees
Objective 9: Integrate transport modes
Objective 10: Create safe routes to schools
Objective 11: Communicate solutions and raise awareness