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Smarter Travel Initiatives

Smarter Travel Initiatives or Mobility Management initiatives are a broad collection of actions which support people to choose more sustainable travel options, including walking, cycling, public transport, car-sharing or reducing travel through the use of technology or linked trips.

Sustainable travel can have significant benefits for both individuals and workplaces/ schools in terms of health and wellbeing, costs and time associated with travel, and environmental improvements.

Sustainable travel is also beneficial for the state, in terms of reduced congestion and emissions and exploiting investment in sustainable transport infrastructure and promoting a more active and healthier population.

Smarter Travel Initiatives are often site-specific, for example Workplace Travel Plans or School Travel Plans. However they can also have city-wide, regional or even national application like car-sharing, car clubs or public awareness campaigns. These initiatives can support, and be supported by, transport infrastructure.

Smarter Travel Initiatives are outlined in government transport policy “Smarter Travel: A New Transport Policy for Ireland 2009-2020”.

The National Transport Authority has developed the following smarter travel initiatives: