Smarter Travel Programmes

Smarter Travel programmes 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.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) developed and oversees the following smarter travel programmes on behalf of the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport.

Smarter Travel Workplaces and Smarter Travel Campus

The Workplaces and Campus programmes work with large employers and third level institutions to encourage more sustainable commuting and travel choices amongst their students and staff.

In 2016, the number of workplaces and campuses engaged in the Smarter Travel Workplaces and Smarter Travel Campus programme stands at 123, comprising 344,544 employees and students.

For more information on the programme see

Green Schools Travel Programme

The NTA partnered with An Taisce’s Green-Schools to deliver Green Schools Travel, a national sustainable school travel programme.

Green-Schools Travel encourages pupils and parents to walk, cycle, Park n Stride, use public transport or car pool instead of using the private car on the school run.

Find more information on the Green Schools Travel programme at

For schools interested in sustainable travel, but not yet part of Green Schools Travel programme, we have produced this Toolkit for School Travel.