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Benny the Big Boot is back — Citywide active travel competition for schools

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After a very successful competition last year, Benny the Boot is back for 2015. And all city national schools are asked to get creative about how their pupils travel to and from school. An Taisce Green-Schools in partnership with Galway City Council re-launched the citywide active travel competition this week at Woodquay.

Let the sunshine continue and enjoy the walk

Whether it is Galway city, Oranmore, Claregalway, or Moycullen, traffic delays have become part and parcel of our transport system over the last number of years. And it is expected to worsen this week in an effort to get better - or that's what we all hope.

City Direct shortlisted for transport and safety awards

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City Direct Bus ,which provides public transport services in Galway city, has been shortlisted for Passenger Transport Company of The Year and the Safety Award in the upcoming Irish Logistics & Transport Awards 2015.

The winter tram

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This photograph of a single-deck horse drawn tram was taken in Eyre Square c1900. The American style dome roof top cover provided cover for passengers during the winter. In one of their books, Somerville and Ross described these vehicles thus: “The little one-horse trams glide along the shining desolate road like white-backed beetles.” This tram was painted in a battleship grey colour. The double-deck open summer trams, which needed two horses to pull them, were painted in olive-green and white.

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Westport gears up for European Mobility Week

European Mobility Week runs from Monday September 15 to Monday September 22 and Westport Smarter Travel has put together a fun filled programme of events to celebrate.

Road Safety Officer asks parents to make school parking promise

Parents and carers across Mayo are being encouraged to pledge their support for a new scheme aimed at tackling inappropriate and illegal parking around schools.

Cyclists complete charity cycle challenge for Croi

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More than 200 cyclists from all over Ireland completed the second Étape Connemara 150km cycling challenge in aid of the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Bicycles, bells and barbecues

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It brought the traffic to a standstill while it passed up Bridge Street - but it wasn't a protest march. Cars beeped and people waved - but it wasn't a wedding. One hundred people rushed into action when the bell rang - but it wasn't a race.

New bikes for city rental to be unveiled today

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The new Coca-Cola Zero branded bikes, which will be used as part of the Galway Bike Rental Scheme, are to be unveiled at the Spanish Arch this morning.


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