European Mobility Week

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EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK is an annual campaign on sustainable urban mobility which runs from 16-22 September 2016. The aim of the campaign is to encourage and promote sustainable transport measures and to invite people to try out alternatives to car use, i.e. walking, cycling, car sharing and public transport. Each year mobility week focuses on a particular topic. This year’s theme is Smart Mobility – Strong Economy.
As part of Mobility Week, a Car Free Day will take place across County Kerry on Thursday 22nd September 2016. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this one day event by leaving the car at home and choosing an alternative form of transport, i.e. cycling, walking, car sharing or public transport.

Kerry County Council is delighted to invite members of the public to walk or cycle on the recently re-opened Canal Banks in Tralee Town which is newly upgraded as part of Tralee Active Travel initiative. Lighting columns are installed and will be operational in the coming weeks just in time for the dark evenings, so why no pull out the bike and cycle or walk this wonderful local amenity.

Kerry County Council has also partnered with a number of primary schools in the Tralee area to organise a week of fun walking / cycling activities for primary schools students. A full list of events taking place during mobility week are:

Primary Schools:

Walk the sillies Out – Scoil Eoin Balloonagh – 20th September 2016
Walk a Mile with a Smile – Mercy Moyderwell Primary School – 21st September 2016
Park and Stride – CBS Primary School, 21st September 2016.
Walking the Woods – Tralee Educate Together – 22nd September 2016.

Cycling Events

​Chain Gang Sportive – 24th September 2016 9.30-5.00pm more details at


​Walk the newly upgraded Canal Banks Tralee,
Walk Mounthawk to Rock Street & Rock Street to Edward Street Greenways, Tralee Town.

Car sharing /Public Transport
Why not give car sharing and / or public transport a go, please click below for further information: