Mobility Management

‘Smarter Travel’  New Transport Policy for Ireland 2009 -2020, published by the Department of Transport (DoT).  Key mobility management proposals within the policy include:
  • requiring organisations with more than 100 staff to develop and implement workplace travel plans;
  • providing support and guidelines for the development of workplace travel plans;
  • reducing the number of car parking spaces at Government offices and those of other public sector organisations as part of implementing workplace travel plans;
  • promoting the development of school travel plans; and
  • introducing a programme of personalised travel planning in areas served by public transport.

Mobility management has recently focused on the workplace including large medical centres, leisure and sport venues and education centres, and school travel for individual schools, but is also extending into personal travel planning.  The proposed introduction of postcodes into Ireland will simply the process, and reduce the cost, of travel planning.

Mobility Management Plans

Specific additional information on Mobility Management Plans.

Green Schools and Sustainable Travel for Schools

Sustainable travel and mobility plans for schools is at the heart of many national policies, with the joint aims of increasing the number of pupils travelling to school by modes other than the private car, and improving road safety in the vicinity of schools. The development and implementation of travel and mobility plans for schools includes identifying measures to encourage safe walking, cycling, car sharing, and public transport use for school travel specific to the nature and location of that school. WIthin Ireland, sustainable travel to schools is being promoted by many local authorities and also by An Taisce through its Green Schools programme, the Green Schools Office now reporting that 168 new schools have been added to the travel theme with 450 schools now implementing their travel action plans.  The 'An Bord Snip Nua' report suggests that such initiatives should be funded and delivered at the local level.

How TTRSA can help

TTRSA have worked with a number of school to: collect and analyses travel data; identify and remove 'barriers' to sustainable transport; and improve safety in the vicinity of schools.  We can provide advice or assistance on the following:

  • collecting and analysing information on home to school and staff travel patterns and requirements for all modes of transport;
  • assessing access to school by all modes of transport and providing advice on road safety or traffic management, appropriate to the nature, location and catchment area of the school; and,
  • proposing measures for facilitating walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing for school related transport in full consultation with the local area and students, in liaison with the local authority.

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Personalised Travel Planning

Personalised Travel Planning is the concept of reducing dependence on travel by private cars, by working with individuals to understand their travel needs, supporting walking, cycling, public transport usage, car-sharing, where feasible, providing personalised information on routes, timetables and details of interchange. The concept combines the use of travel data, face-to-face or other communication, the provision of travel information, and often marketing materials.  In some areas, including in Adamstown, free travel tickets have been made available for residents who commit to switching from car journeys to public transport on a trial basis. Particularly within Europe and North America, the level of detailed information provided through personalised travel planning is now available through Journey Planning websites such as:

  • Atlanta's New Multimodal Trip Planner produced by Citizens for Progressive Transit
  • DTO Walk and Cycle Journey Planner - would be better if it understood that cyclists can also use roads
  • Google Maps - now includes a walking trip planner, predicted traffic conditions and a public transport trip planner covering over 400 cities
  • Stuttgart Bicycle Route Planner - takes account of hills and personal cycling speeds
  • Translink Vancouver Trip Planner - needs to be used with local knowledge, because it doesn't seem to be particularly reliable, in terms of common sense, for trip ends downtown.
  • Transport Direct -  Plan journeys across GB using a variety of modes.  It will tell you to walk route where it is better than using public transport, but doesn't have the capability to plan walking routes, and if you click on the map option will need to walk through buildings.
  • Transport for London Journey Planner - Multimodal Public Transport, Cycling and Walking, with lots of options to help the mobility impaired plan their journeys
How TTRSA can help

TTRSA can provide assistance through supporting the development of travel planning through surveying, consulting and analysing trip and travel patterns, assessing cycling, walking and public transport networks for specific locations, proposing options or measures for assisting transport integration and interchange, and assisting with monitoring or expansion of travel options.

Contact us to discuss your requirements or to obtain a quotation.