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.

This Series will continue in September, with details due to be announced.

 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.