Up for a Challenge?
Do you, or a group you know, want to enter the 'Big Travel Action Challenge'? Enter to be in with a chance of winning prizes and further travel action support from a prize fund of €15,000. Visit the Community Travel Planning page, complete the exercise, briefly develop your idea, then fill in the challenge application form (coming soon) to be in with a chance of winning.
What is the Big Travel Action Challenge?
The vast majority of our community travel in an unhealthy and unsustainable manner, which negatively impacts on all of our lives. In order to address this big problem we have created a big challenge to you and your community. The Big Travel Action Challenge is Limerick Smarter Travel's €15,000 challenge prize fund to support people-powered innovation. The challenge fund is there to support you and your community, to assist you in designing the most creative and effective travel actions, ones that can achieve the biggest decrease in household car-use over a set period. The winning travel action will engage the household, be sustainable, relatively inexpensive, and have the potential to be scaled-up, in order for it to be repeated in other households. The first stage of the Big Travel Action Challenge will be open for applications shortly.
Get involved today!
You can take part by firstly checking to see if the community, where you hope to carry out the travel action, has a travel action plan, a plan which has been facilitated by Limerick Smarter Travel. The community travel plan is needed so the Big Travel Action Challenge judges can be sure your action compliments the wishes of the community. Ideally when applying you will have gathered a small travel action group, which will enable you to share the workload, however we do take applications from individuals. If you are finding it difficult to gather a travel action group we have volunteers looking to be assigned to support interesting travel actions. Finally fill out the challenge application form, available below. You will have a response to your application within 2 weeks of the closing date for applications. If you have any questions or need assistance, get in touch and our team who will happily help you with any queries you may have.
Is my community participating in the travel planning exercise?
The Big Travel Action Challenge is open to individuals and groups living or working in communities who are partners of the challenge. Please see below the list of communities who have been asked to take part in the 2015 challenge. The communities signed up to the Big Travel Action Challenge 2015 are listed as follows:Community No.1 (Westbury, Shannon Banks, Athlunkard, Mill Rd)
Where can I find a travel action group?
There are many ways to gather a travel action group. Examples are listed as follows:
- Ask your friends, colleagues or neighbours if they're interested in designing a travel action together.
- Look through the existing travel action groups on this website and ask to join them if you can join.
- Set up your own travel action group on this website and ask for people who are interested to join you.
- Talk to our team to see if volunteers can be assigned to your action group.
How do I fill out the application form?
You can get the application form by:
- Downloading it below
- Or collecting one from Limerick Smarter Travel, at the Granary.
The application can then be completed:
- On your computer and returned to us via email.
- By printing it out, filled it in, and returned it to us via post or hand delivering it to our offices.
Please leave yourself plenty of time to meet the deadline for applications (deadline date coming shortly). If you require any assistance with your application, or at any stage of the challenge, please do not hesitate to contact our team.
How do I contact the challenge coordinators?
Address: Limerick Smarter Travel, The Granary, Bank Place, Limerick
Telephone: 061 407 453
Social Media: twitter.com/LKSmarterTravel
Social Media: facebook.com/limericksmartertravel
Contact: Lise-Ann Sheahan
Telephone: 061 407501
Limerick Smarter Travel, on the ground and in your daily routine.