Limerick Smarter Travel schemes reducing car use by 8%

Limerick Smarter Travel schemes are reducing the amount of people driving to work by eight percent in some cases.

Limerick’s Travel and Transport Strategic Policy Committee were presented the figures by Smarter Travel at their most recent meeting on October 8.

Currently working alongside thirteen companies and colleges in the city, Smarter Travel survey how people travel to work or college and aim to promote walking, cycling, carpooling or public to help save money and free up congested areas.

Many of the scheme users are based in the Castletroy area where Smarter Travel promotes that co-operating groups, such as the University of Limerick, provide shower spaces or drying rooms while also promoting bike week events, carpooling initiatives and Leap Card promotions.

Northern Trust has seen the amount of people commuting to work reduce from ninety percent to eighty-two percent, with the percentage of people travelling to work by bike or on foot doubling since 2014.

The Smarter Travel schemes hope to continue their expansion in coming years and further decrease the number of people commuting by car.

For more information, visit Limerick Smarter Travel’s website here

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