Smarter Travel Newsletter – May 2024

Smarter Travel May Newsletter - Student Awards, Ready, Set, Cycle and more!

6 June 2024

Ready, Set, Cycle

The Ready, Set, Cycle programme ran from April 8th to May 19th concluding the 6 week programme that promotes cycling on the commute and beyond.

The programme saw involvement from over 50 Smarter Travel Campus partner organisations and campuses participate in a range of different events and challenges that promote cycling:

  • Try a bike day
  • Bike Clinic
  • Facilities Tour
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Cycle Challenge
  • Bike to Work day

Ready, Set, Cycle was delighted to partner with DublinBikes and TFI Bikes to give away free codes to use for all participants during Bike to Work day on May 15th.

The programme saw 40 teams compete in the two week long cycle challenge on the Active Travel Logger.

The best organisations and participant winners can be found at our website here:

Ready, Set, Cycle Programme – National Transport


Smarter Travel Student Awards


Smarter Travel Student Award CeremonyTwo winning students posing with medals


The winners of the annual Smarter Travel Awards were announced at an event at the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin on Thursday April 25th. Partners of the Smarter Travel Campus programme from around the country submitted projects that encourage sustainable and active travel modes on the commute and beyond.

This year’s awards saw record participation and campus engagement with campuses all around the country competing for top spot.

View the finalists and winners here

The Awards also celebrated the continuous dedication of lecturers to incorporate the awards into student coursework, and selected lecturers were presented with a recognition award at the end of the ceremony.

It’s fantastic to see the programme go from strength to strength each year and we look forward to seeing what innovative and creative projects students submit that promote sustainable and active travel.


The Smarter Travel Mark

Applications for the Smarter Travel Mark continue all year round. If you are an organisation that would like to be recognised for your commitment to supporting sustainable and active travel, you can express your interest and attend one of our information webinars to find out more.

The Smarter Travel Mark is a three tier certification that recognises and celebrates organisations that support active and sustainable travel on the commute and beyond for their workforce, students and visitors, resulting in a reduction in single-person car usage. 


Certification Levels

Gold: has outstanding measures in place that support sustainable and active commuting and is committed to long term investment and leadership in Smarter Travel
Silver: has a broad range of measures in place that support sustainable and active commuting and is committed to further Smarter Travel actions.
Bronze: has basic measures in place that support sustainable and active commuting and is committed to further Smarter Travel actions.


How to Apply

  1. Fill in the Expression of Interest form and you will be contacted by the Smarter Travel team.
  2. Attend an information webinar explaining the steps to achieving the Smarter Travel Mark.
  3. Submit the application form.
  4. Prepare for an on-line or on-site audit to verify the application.
  5. Organisations will be awarded the gold, silver or bronze Smarter Travel Mark certification or receive recommendations for improvement.

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