Limerick Metropolitan Cycle Network Study

May 17, 2018

Study carried out by Arup in 2015

Strength in numbers

Our travel choices all add up. If everyone changed just one journey a week to healthier, more sustainable travel like cycling, think of the difference that would make. Limerick Smarter Travel has been established to inform and inspire, so that making the switch to healthier more sustainable forms of travel, like cycling, becomes a little easier.

A rewarding travel routine

To begin with it may be difficult to change your travel pattern, to make more of your journeys by bicycle. After the initial leap it could take some getting used to. If you want to use your car a little less, cycling initiatives and groups are here to let you know help is at hand, to remind you that the benefits to your health, well-being, pocket and environment can last a lifetime. So keep trying, it soon becomes a rewarding routine. People from all around Limerick are setting up online groups, where they inform, inspire and motivate each other so that cycling can become just that little bit easier. Show your support and sign-up .

Why cycle?

Cycling benefits your health, your wealth and your happiness. Cycling to work, school or wherever you’re going locally is a great way of getting fresh air, saving money, and often saving time. Cycling requires a little investment, possibly some training or equipment but don’t let that put you off. One of the many perks to cycling is after a little practice you’ll be exercising without noticing it. You’ll find cycling times very predictable. Planning your day is much easier when you know exactly when you are to arrive. While cycling you can incorporate some scenic sites, little visits or daily jobs, especially if you plan your journey in advance.

See Council website, which includes link to full report


Bridges in Limerick an obstacle to roll-out of cycle network

October 25, 2017

LIMERICK’s three main bridges have been identified as a ‘major obstacle’ to the roll out of a dedicated cycle network in the city. That’s the view of consultants who were commissioned to carry out the Limerick Metropolitan Cycle Network Study – details of which have just been published.

It’s also the view of any cyclist who has ever used our three bridges; Shannon bridge must be the worst.

Full article – Limerick Leader

Cycle lane plans scrapped

July 20, 2017

Report in Irish Cycle

Very disappointing that Limerick have again caved into private motoring interests to slow progress towards making Limerick City a liveable space … could have been like this …

Cycle Survey

March 1, 2017

Challenges associated with the promotion of cycling as a sustainable mode of transport

This questionnaire has been developed to gather feedback, examining the preferences and perceptions of cyclist club and non club members in relation to cycling safety, infrastructure, and the barriers to the uptake of cycling. The questionnaire should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your responses are completely anonymous. Thank-you.

Smarter Travel River Route official opening

February 18, 2017

17022017215Last Friday (17th Feb) saw the official opening of the Smarter Travel River / Canal path upgrade that links the city to the University. Opened by Patrick Donovan TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport

More information from Smarter Travel

More coverage from RTE

Kerry Council to take over old railway

February 16, 2017

Landowners in Kerry have long resisted plans to extend the Great Southern Trail, currently “stuck” at the Limerick / Kerry border. This news makes the possibility of one day riding off-road from Limerick to Listowel, even Tralee, inch closer …


BeSPOKE – Limerick’s Cycling Festival

February 16, 2017


Thursday 1st June; various Locations Across Limerick City & County; Categories: Festival/Special Event, Smarter Travel, Cycling

Check out

Christmas Walk / Cycle on the Great Southern Trail

November 24, 2016


The AGM of the Great Southern Trail Ltd. has planned a Christmas Cycle / Walk along the Green-way. Cyclists will set out from the Newcastle West (Gaelscoil on Station Road) at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday 27th December and walkers will leave from Ardagh Community Hall at the same time. The destination for both groups is Rathkeale where there will be a stop for refreshments. Cyclists will return by bike to Newcastle West (total distance 16miles/26km). Walkers only have to cover 5miles/8km as they will be provided with a return coach.

The AGM was held in Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale (courtesy of Maurice and Olive Sheehan) on the wintry night of November 17th with a large and representative attendance from West Limerick and North Kerry being present.

Cllr. Liam Galvin, Abbeyfeale and Joe O’Connor of Limerick City & County Council’s technical staff briefed the meeting on the forthcoming €400,000 upgrading of the Limerick section of the GST which will make it much more cycle friendly. Cllr. Jimmy Moloney, Listowel relayed the positive news that planning of the extension to Listowel has now received initial funding. Both Councillors looked forward to a joint meeting of all the Newcastle West and Listowel Municipal District Councilors and officials in the near future.

UL Smarter Travel Promotional Video

November 4, 2016


Check out the video

River path NOW OPEN

October 19, 2016


An official opening will follow …