Active Travel Series

The Active Travel Series shares knowledge on the planning, design and delivery of walking and cycling schemes. The free-to-attend webinars are delivered by the National Transport Authority in collaboration with the Engineers Ireland Roads and Transportation Society. Topics include active travel project appraisal and approval, planning and statutory processes, cycle design and urban design, quick-build measures, and communications.

The Active Travel Series will be relevant to engineers, planners, local authority staff and all those with an interest in active travel. The webinars are all delivered on Thursdays at 12-1pm using Zoom and while attendance is free of charge, registration is required.

Past recordings

 Basics of Cycle Design

The Active Travel Series is a collaboration with National Transport Authority and Engineers Ireland Roads and Transportation society. The series will focus on the planning, design and delivery of walking and cycling schemes. In this session, “Basics of Cycle Design”, Michael Aherne and Oliver Dalton from the NTA  will discuss cycle network basics, types, scheme objectives, typical layouts, widths and key issues.

Pop Up Infrastructure

Conor Geraghty's presentation will focus on the delivery of pop up infrastructure and will discuss how successful schemes can be developed and implemented. Claire French will present Covid mobility measures installed in Dublin City over the past 12 months, what the measures were, what was learnt from them and what will continue to be used in the future.

Effective Communication Approaches for Sustainable Travel Schemes

In this presentation, Gráinne Mackin, Director of Communication, Bus Connects, will provide an overview of effective communication tools and techniques that can be implemented to deliver sustainable travel projects. Gráinne provides examples of recent public consultation campaigns and stakeholder engagement from BusConnects and Luas Cross City.

Scheme Development Through Options Assessment Process 

Robert Kelly, Director, DBFL provides an overview of the option development and assessment processes applied on Active Travel Schemes funded by the NTA using recent case studies/project examples to demonstrate the approach adopted on these schemes.

BusConnects Designing for Sustainable Modes

In this Active Travel Series webinar, the speaker in this session is Donal Hodgins from BusConnects.

Statutory Processes for Active Travel Scheme

In this presentation, Michelle Doyle and Nathan Walsh, McCann FitzGerald, will provide an overview of the various statutory processes that can apply to active travel initiatives including section 38 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994 (as amended), section 95 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 (as amended), Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations, etc. and the EIA and AA considerations in relation to such initiatives.

Safe Routes to School and School Zone Design Guide

The next webinar of the Active Travel Series will focus on Safe Routes to School and School Zone Design Guide. In this presentation, Finola O’Driscoll and Jane Hackett will provide an overview of the various safe routes to school and school zone design guide.

Project Appraisal and Approval Guidelines for Active Travel Projects

In this presentation, Finola O’Driscoll and Eoin Gillard will provide an overview of the various project appraisal and approval guidelines for Active Travel Projects. The webinar will take place at 12:00-13:00 on Thursday, 16 September.

Urban Design In Active Travel Schemes

In this presentation, Robert Burns and Andreas Saul-Rotne will provide an overview of the various urban design in Active Travel schemes.

Designing for Pedestrians

The next webinar of the Active Travel Series will focus on Designing for Pedestrians with Brendan O'Brien, Dublin City Council and Noel Fennelly, NTA.

Best Practice in Cost Estimating and Risk Contingency

The next webinar of the Active Travel Series will focus on Best Practice in Cost Estimating and Risk Contingency.

Innovations in Cycle Infrastructure

The final webinar in the Active Travel Series will focus on Innovations in Cycle Infrastructure, by Brian Deegan, Technical Director of Walking and Cycling at Urban Movement.