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The GLUAS working group, which has been campaigning for a light rail system in Galway since 2007, has made a submission to Galway City Council outlining its disapointment with the proposals for a new Galway bypass.
Anyone reading architect Roddy Mannion’s new book, Galway - A Sense of Place (Liffey Press), is in for a treat. They will be amazed at the breadth of social history covered in it. While the book also acknowledges the physical/geographic place Galway City assumes in terms of Ireland’s history of urban/city development.
€125,000 has been allocated by central government for pedestrian and cycle links from Kilkenny city centre under the Smarter Travel Initiative — less than half of what had originally been sought by Kilkenny Local Authorities.
Galway City Council has launched its forthcoming Park and Ride campaign aimed at significantly reducing car use in the run up to the busy Christmas period in Galway. This year its newly operational Galway Transportation Unit focused on an integrated approach involving the Department of Transport, Iarnród Éireann, An Taisce Green-Schools Programme, and Bus Éireann in an effort to curb car use in Galway by offering a number of cut price, ‘hassle free’ options of travelling to and from Galway other than by private car.
Pedestrian areas of Galway city could be increased by 7,500sq metres in the city centre, while speed limits could be reduced to 30kph as part of ambitious new proposals which seek to reduce car use by 15 per cent by 2014.
The Consumer Association of Ireland has proposed a three point action plan to Government to assist motorists who have been hit hard by high and sustained petrol and diesel prices in recent months.
A major bid to make Galway the leading Smart Travel location in the country by the Galway City Council and Galway County Council could see car use reduced dramatically over the next five years and see a major rise in cycling, walking, and the use of public transport.