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Park and Picnic Pod or Parklet

Bike Parking: Secure Bike Lockers

Route 2 Link 1 - Shannon Fields (Corbally) to Guinness Bridge (City Canal)

Route 4 - Mulgrave Street (City Centre) to Newtown (Annacotty)

Electric Car Charge Points (ESB - Public)

Cycling Loops for Learner Cyclists


RE-USE month is well underway!

Community Programme

The month promoting the ethos in our communities of "pass it on, repair, refurbish, repurpose, maintain and lend" is well underway and we're still celebrating!


Bike Repair Day

Join us for a 'Bike Repair Day' tomorrow to mark the launch of the new bike recycling service available from Mungret Civic Amenity Centre and run by St Mary's Aid and supported by Limerick Environment Department and the Smarter Travel Office at Limerick City and County Council


Bring your bikes for repair, refurbishment or recycling. Get to know more about the dedicated bike recycling space at the centre, the home collection service as well as second-hand bicycle sales available from St Mary's Aid.


Time: 10:30-15:00

Date: Friday 21.10.16

Location: Mungret Civic Amenity Centre, (opposite Irish Cement) Bunlicky, Limerick


Re-use Month Further Information:


Minister Denis Naughten, T.D. Speech at launch of ‘Reuse Month’.

Speech for Minister Denis Naughten, T.D. Launch of 'Reuse Month'.

Monday 5th September


I am delighted to launch the first ever 'Reuse Month'. The idea behind designating October as 'Reuse Month', is to promote the ethos in our communities of "pass it on, repair, refurbish, repurpose, maintain and lend".  Adopting these Reuse behaviours can help all of us cut down on waste. There is an ambitious programme of events planned for the month and I hope the initiative will win the hearts and minds of the Irish people.  


It is a huge conundrum of our times that deprivation exists alongside wasteful practices in society and what we do about it.  Older generations laid much store by the adage 'Waste Not, Want Not'.  They understood the seasonal and cyclical nature of abundance and need.  In a modern society, where everything is available, all year round and at every price point, new insight is required as to how we can live within the capacity of our planet in terms of the materials we consume and the waste we must manage.   It is easy to preach to people that our way of life is unsustainable.  It is harder to convince them that it is possible to continue to live well but within the limits of our environment. 


Initiatives, such as 'Reuse Month' provide an important  opportunity for highlighting how all of us  can do something to make a difference.  Building on the year-round waste prevention work by the local authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency and organisations like the Community Reuse Network, 'Reuse Month' can shine a light on the good work already being done and the potential that exists for so much more. In the area of food waste alone according to the statistics Ireland is the fifth worst in Europe for food waste.  I want to see if we can make it the best country in Europe not just for quality food production but for food efficiency too so I will be announcing an initiative shortly around this issue.


Reuse Month will include upcycling workshops and competitions; events and seminars which  I hope raises awareness across the country for the potential of reusing our resources.  In my own constituency of Roscommon, the local authority is compiling and promoting a directory of traders who provide repair services in the locality.  In many cases, the solution is already to hand but sometimes we need to remind ourselves of what is possible.


And there is a lot more to reuse than saving the material value of the item reused.  Reusing resources has a positive social and economic value.  By reusing items and materials, we support local training and jobs, in repair, refurbishment and retail.  We reduce the costs of waste collection and disposal.  We reduce the need to import costly virgin materials.  This is a good news story for small, local economies  and already there are many good stories to tell; stories that need to be told during 'Reuse Month':  Successful national platforms such as SMILE, Freetrade Ireland and Foodcloud; Ballymun's Rediscovery Centre; Longford's Revamp3RStore; Cork's Boomerang Recycling; and Kerry's Kingdom Furniture Revamp are all positive Reuse stories.   I look forward to hearing more of these stories before the end of 'Reuse Month'. 


We must also acknowledge however how precarious the success of the reuse sector may be and how we must continue to foster it.  While the energy and creativity of social entrepreneurs can spark new ideas and initiatives, the public purse remains an important supporter of the sector. 


My department is providing approximately 2.3 million euro to the EPA this year towards its national waste prevention programme.  Given the scope and reach of the programme, it is itself a model of resource efficiency as I would think every Reuse activity in the country has been positively influenced or supported by the programme. 


It is important to acknowledge the people and organisations that have made Reuse Month possible.  The Regional Waste Management Planning Offices were established only last year so I congratulate you on creating this important public initiative.  Those offices are serving as critical links between local government and communities and national waste policy direction.  The Community Reuse Network of Ireland is partnering the offices, tapping into its vibrant community of activists to bring the month to life.  So well done to you all.


As well as the environmental and consumer benefits of Reuse there are strong economic gains to be made.  For example, if it were easier to take phones apart, the cost of recycling mobile phones could be halved. If 95% of mobile phones were collected for recycling, €1 billion could be saved on material costs.


The European Commission has estimated that across the EU there are:

  • 580,000 jobs  to be created;
  • €600 billion to be saved by business; and
  • 450 million tonnes per year of carbon to be avoided.

    Ireland must be ready to avail of its share and move early to gain advantage. 

    It has been a pleasure to join you here today to launch Reuse Month.  I have no doubt  the vibrancy and creativity of the Reuse community can ensure that Reuse Month is a significant success.  

OpenHouse Limerick - Lived in City!

Community Programme


This year Limerick Smarter Travel has partnered with OpenHouse Limerick to provide information on the smarter
travel choices that are available when out and about exploring the City during the Architectural Festival. We are delighted to support this years festival which has grown considerably in popularity as people explore alternatives to how and where we live.


Download the map below:


Further Information:

For further information in relation to open house , please do get in touch.

Grab a card, have YOUR say!

Grab a card, have YOUR say!

Community Programme

During celebrations this Car Free Day 2016 YOU came, grabbed a card and had your say to the question:


How would YOU improve your travel experience while in the City Centre?


If you're interested check out the 'Grab a card, have YOUR say! Comment Capture 22.09.16' available to download below.



− Time: 12:00-15:00

− Date: 22.09.16

− Location: Bedford Row, Limerick


Further Information:

For further information, please do get in touch. 

Contact: Lise-Ann Sheahan

Telephone: 061 407 501


It’s European Car Free Day!

European Mobility Week


As part of the celebrations across European cities for “In Town Without My Car” Day, each of the four cities, (Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway) will set up dedicated traffic-free space or Cycle Hubs in the city centre to celebrate the many thousands of persons who choose to cycle in our cities, especially for commuting to work or education.  


Cycle Hub Details:

−        Time: 12:00-15:00

−        Date: 22.09.16

−        Location: Bedford Row, Limerick


What to expect:

−        Coca Cola Zero bike FREE membership promotion by An Rothar Nua

−        A FREE pop-up cycle café by An Rothar Nua

−        Bike safety information from RSA/An Garda Síochána

−        FREE minor bicycle repairs at the  ‘Bicycle Repair Day’ by Limerick Smarter Travel

−        Public workshop on the Limerick Urban Centre Revitalisation – O’Connell Street by Limerick City and County Council

−        Travel Information Tent by Limerick Smarter Travel

And don’t forget cycle a Coke-Zero Bike in Limerick today for your chance to win a €500 bicycle voucher.


Celebrating our Cyclists

The numbers of persons choosing to cycle is growing every year.  The four Irish cities are delighted to celebrate and recognise our daily cyclists, and their positive choice for accessing the city. In particular, the public bikes schemes, all sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero, have had a significant impact on the cities.  Across the four cities, these bike systems collectively carry approximately 13,000 daily trips. This represents a significant element in our overall cycling numbers, and in our cities’ transport mix.


Coca-Cola Zero Bikes

As part of the day, Coca-Cola Zero will have a series of pop-up cycle cafés at locations in the four cities, where cyclists will be able to enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Across the three cities of Cork, Limerick and Galway, membership stands at just under 13,000. However, nearly 14% of those members have yet to rent a bicycle. So, to celebrate our regular users, to encourage our non-users, and to attract new users, the National Transport Authority is promoting the Coca-Cola Zero Bike Scheme today.

Coca-Cola Zero will be rewarding and refreshing users of the Coca-Cola Zero-sponsored public bike schemes in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway who leave the car behind on 22nd September. Cycle-In Cafés will ‘pop-up’ on the streets of these four cities, where scheme users can pull in to enjoy some pastries, sandwiches and refreshments without ever leaving their bike. Coca-Cola Zero has also arranged for some surprise goodies which will be found in the baskets of the bikes on the day.

“We are delighted to be celebrating with all those who choose to leave the car behind and head into Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway on a bike. There is no more convenient way to introduce cycling into your routine than through the fantastic public bikes schemes, which are sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero.

“Car-free day on Thursday 22nd September is important because it appeals to a wide audience. We are calling on everyone to take part, and look forward to welcoming both new and regular cyclists to our Cycle-In Cafés for some refreshments,” said Aoife Nagle, Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola Ireland.


Expansion of Galway Bike Scheme

The NTA is also delighted to announce that the Galway Scheme will be expanded, with the construction of nine (9) new stations expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2016. The expansion includes three stations across the NUIG campus, as well as the first station intended to service the waterfront area, at Nimmo’s Pier. Details of the expansion will be provided at the Galway Cycle Hub.


Further Information:


Contact National Transport Authority

Sara Morris


Call: 01- 879 8346


Contact Coca-Cola:

Aoife Nagle Marketing Manager


Call:  01-669-4229


Contact Limerick City & County Council:

Miriam O’Donoghue

Call: (061) 407429