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European Mobility Week 2009 takes place from September 16 to 22 and the aim of the week is to encourage people in towns and cities all over Europe to get out of their cars and move to a more sustainable means of transport. This year, for the first time, Castlebar is participating in this exciting new project and it is hoped that the people of Castlebar will participate and really get behind this. “We're encouraging people to get out of their cars, and walk or cycle to work and school for this week and into the future,” said Noel Gibbons, Road Safety Officer with Mayo County Council.
Controversy over the Galway City Outer Bypass continues to rumble on but long term plans for the Seamus Quirke Road, raised at Monday’s city council meeting, show there are more positive ways of tackling the city’s traffic congestion.
The Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, has announced that he is making €620,000 in the period 2009 to 2012 available to Westport Town Council to develop a new walking and cycling greenway in Westport town, linking Westport Quay to Knockranny. The project will be largely based on an existing network of disused railway lines and will create new cycling and walking links between Westport’s urban areas, residential areas, and schools. The new greenway aims to encourage a shift to cycling and walking over short urban journeys. The overall cost of the scheme is €1.04m, with Westport Town Council funding the remaining €420,000.
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Operation Bicycle Light is designed to improve safety in rural and urban areas and educate vulnerable road users in the need to be seen in order to be safe on Irish roads. Vulnerable road users include pedal cyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists.
West Coast Wheelers Cycling Club, with the assistance of Galway City Sports Partnership, is working to get more people in Galway city involved in physical activity. On Saturday morning, November 21st the club will hold a ‘Bike Skills’ event in Dangan, part of the club's 'Ar do Rothar/On your bike' series.
The Western Lakes Cycling club will hold a fundraising roller marathon next Saturday in conjunction with Ballinrobe’s special shopping incentive day.
On Thursday January 21 anyone interested in taking up cycling from the south Mayo/north Galway area can come to the cycling centre on the Kilmaine Road, Ballinrobe, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm and sign up as Western Lakes cycling club members. A free polo shirt will be given to all members who enrol on the night.
The opening of a new cycle park at Salerno secondary school in Salthill tomorrow (Friday) will encourage more students to choose the fitter option of cycling to school.