ITS Ireland Webinar – Five Cities Demand Management Study
Event date : 16/02/2022 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
SYSTRA was commissioned by the Climate Change Unit of the Dept of Transport to develop the Five Cities Demand Management Study. The Study is a result of the urgent requirement to reduce transport-related greenhouse gas emissions and address rising concerns in relation to urban air quality. In addition, the Study reflects the need to manage the impacts of urban congestion and improve the quality of life for people living, visiting, working and studying in our cities.
This Study provides a focused and evidence-based approach to identify appropriate Transport Demand Management (TDM) measures to manage transport demand in Ireland’s five largest urban centres—Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. As part of the Study, a range of measures were examined using insight from international best practice along with national and local stakeholder engagement and supported by detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis. Overall, the Study’s recommended measures will support a more sustainable transport future, maximising the benefits of transport investment and helping to achieve our climate goals while also supporting improved air quality, less congestion and higher quality urban realm in Irish cities.
Dr David Connolly is Director of New Mobility at SYSTRA Ltd, who are one of the largest specialist transport planning consultancies in Ireland. He has spent much of his 30-year career helping clients in Ireland, the UK and beyond reduce the emissions of air quality pollutants and greenhouse gases from traffic and transport. His expertise includes multi-modal transport modelling, vehicle fleet forecasting, emissions modelling and transport decarbonisation. He has recently used these skills on various projects for the NTA and the Department of Transport, including the development of traffic demand management strategies for Ireland’s cities and providing transport-related inputs to the latest Climate Action Plan for Ireland.
Alison Pickett joined SYSTRA’s Dublin office in 2017 as an Associate Director, moving back home from Transport for West Midlands (UK) where she was the Head of Sustainable Travel. She has over 20 years’ experience of planning, developing, managing and delivering Sustainable and Active Travel projects in complex multi-stakeholder environments. Alison was project manager for the recently published Five Cities Demand Management Study for the Department of Transport. Alison is also currently project managing the Athlone ABTA project, the Port of Cork Ringaskiddy Mobility Management Plan and is providing support to Fingal County Council with the development of their Active Travel Strategy and Safe Routes to School programme. She is also Programme Manager for University College Dublin (UCD)’s Transport & Commuting Framework, providing a range of transport planning support to UCD.
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