Participating towns and cities

United KingdomDerry/Londonderry, United Kingdom

107.000 inhabitants
City Engineer's
John Kelpie
98 Strand Road
BT48 7NN Derry Derry/Londonderry
(++44) 02871365151
Derry/Londonderry already registered 2x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2011 2010

Participation 2011

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Derry/Londonderry organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2011, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
New dedicated foot & cycle bridge opened.
Reallocation of car parking and road space for walking and cycling.
Promotion of new integrating public transport ticketing system for bus/rail.
Launch of city's public bike hire scheme.
New TravelSmart map showing all walking/cycling and public transport routes in the city.
Launch of TravelSmart page on Derry City Council's webpage with digital information and links to all local sustainable transport modes in the region.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Derry/Londonderry 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
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Reduction of outside parking zones
Enlargement of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Freight distribution
Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans
Adoption of school travel plans
Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Permanent access restriction to city centres

Car-free day Car-free day

Derry/Londonderry carries out a Car-Free Day 2011 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:
Apart from the new foot & cycle bridge, new car free zones have been established within the public realm of the city centre.

Along Queen's Quay car parking spaces have been removed an designated as shared use walking and cycling paths with new seating and planting schemes planned.

New pedestrian and cycling crossings have been installed and wider pavements that have narrowed road space in favour of pedestrians.

A new £2.2million traffic-free walking and cycling greenway is under construction which will link the new Peace Brdige to communities along the River Foyle away from the road network.