Participating towns and cities

IrelandCounty Galway, Ireland

150.000 inhabitants
Infrastructure & Operations Unit
Deirdre Caulfield
Galway Co. Council, Prospect Hill, Galway City.
County Galway
(++353) 91509360
County Galway already registered 5x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2019 2018 2010 2009 2008

Participation 2010

Activities within the week Activities within the week

County Galway organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2010, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
European Mobility Week Photographic Competition

The photographic competition is based on the theme Travel Smarter, Live Better with 3 Categories, Primary School, Secondary School & An Adult Category.

European Mobility Week Poetry Competition:

The poetry competition is also based on the theme Travel Smarter, Live Better and is aimed at primary school and secondary school students. It is intened to publish a selection of the entries.

Radio Promotion:

During the period 13th - 17th September 2010, a promotion based on European Mobility Week 2010 is being run on the Breakfast Programme on a local radio station (Galway Bay FM) with a daily prize of a €150 voucher towards the purchase of a bicycle.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

County Galway 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 facilities (parking, locks etc)
Create the tactile pavements
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers

Car-free day Car-free day

County Galway carries out a Car-Free Day 2010 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:
'In Town Without My Car' will be marked on Wednesday, 22nd September 2010 in Athenry, Co. Galway with a street closure and parking restrictions applying on Burke's Lane and Market Square.

The event under the title of 'Streets Alive' Athenry will see the streets transformed to host a mini zoo and animal roadshow, smoothiebike, free face painting and balloon modelling and a range of street entertaiment