Travel and Transport
Welcome to Kilkenny Travel and Transport
The Travel and Transport section of the council provides advice and information on mobility issues; develops policies and priorities for the enhancement of Kilkenny's sustainable travel and transport including active travel, public transport, traffic management and parking; collects and collates mobility data, and promotes and supports sustainable mobility awareness & education throughout the county. A key objective is to work with an interdepartmental team and a key stakeholder group in the preparation and implementation of the city’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.
Connect the Dots are working on behalf of Kilkenny County Council to carry out a programme of engaging participatory events, collaborating with key stakeholders and citizens to develop Kilkenny City’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP).
The SUMP is a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in the City and its surroundings for a better quality of life. This plan will see the implementation of a vision, objectives and specific measures measures that relate to traffic management in the city (such as one way traffic and pedestrianisation of streets). With these improvements the City will be more user friendly, while also making a more renewable future for Kilkenny’s local environment. The plan process will take place over 12 months, due to be completed by Quarter 4 2023.
The SUMP process particularly emphasises the involvement and cooperation across different levels of government, with citizens, stakeholders, and private stakeholders allowing locals to be the main force driving the vision of the City. The SUMP will be designed by an interdisciplinary team of key stakeholders representing transportation, planning and the environment, as well as local businesses, resident representatives, disability organisations and cultural organisations, among others. See the process timeline below.