19 September - 23 June 2022
Walk21 Ireland 2022
"Big steps are being taken to help people walking in Ireland. The Government has allocated €1m a day to support all the people walking already and entice more short distance trips to be walked by motorists too. New infrastructure is being built as well as improvements to existing streets and public spaces. Every-day walked trips and walking access to public transport in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford as well as local journeys in rural areas are all being targeted.
By 2030, the Government expect that these steps will have helped them deliver on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to: halve greenhouse gas emissions (SDG 3.9) and road fatalities (SDG 3.6); significantly reduce inequalities (SDG 10) and non-communicable diseases (SDG 3.2); and increase sustainable transport for all (SDG 11.2).
Ireland’s policy blueprint is relevant to any country who want a cleaner, safer, greener future and demonstrates how taking steps to help people walking now can deliver on global goals."
You are invited to participate in person or online as part of the hybrid event. Find more information here.