News & Events
European Mobility Week
A Culture Cycle, Park(ing) day, launch of the “GoCar” initiative, Westport Walks Weekdays, World Car Free Day, shuttle train, carbon cycles and balance bikes are all part of this year’s EU Mobility Week celebrations. 15th to 24th September.
Bike week runs from 10th to 18th of June 2017. There are lots of events taking place in Mayo and in the Westport area.
Mayo schools celebrate striding this Walk to School Week
Next Bike Buffet set for Saturday 29th April
Westport Smarter Travel Spring Forward Festival 22nd to 29th April 2017
European Mobility Week Friday 16th to Sunday 25th September
Culture Night Bike Buffet
Finish the summer with a family Bike Buffet or a Heritage Week cycle
The Really Great Wheelie Weekend 2016 is almost here
Help make Westport a car free day on Wednesday 18th May
The next Bike Buffet takes place on May 20th 2016
Team 161 and Happy Feet named Westport’s Smartest Travel Teams
Rice College triumphs in promoting Westport to walk!
The Operation Transportation results are in!
Spring Forward Festival, April 20th - 30th
Join in and walk, cycle, park n’ stride or carpool as we spring forward to a healthier future!
Earth Hour: Westport took part in the biggest ever celebration for our planet last Saturday.
Operation Transportation - Week 5: Week 5: Saving big in Operation Transportation
This Earth Hour, shine a light on climate action.
Join us at the Octagon at 8.20pm as Westport powers down for Earth Hour while church bells ring, waking people to their responsibility to protect our country and our planet. We will then cycle, walk or carpool to Gracy’s, Westport House for candlelit wood-fired pizza with music from pupils of Sancta Maria College and the Singing Sistas. Bring candles, lights, hi-vis (and helmets) to light our way to a brighter future. Download the poster here
Operation Transportation - Week 4
5,200 smarter travel in journeys made in first three weeks of Operation Transportation
Operation Transportation - Week 2
Over 40 teams participating in this year’s Operation Transportation
WST Flash Mob Event
EU Mobility Week, a wonderful community celebration
The next Bike Buffet is Friday July 17th, 6.30pm
Westport Bike Week, 13th - 21st June 2015
Spring Forward 2015: Tuesday 18th April - Sunday 19th April
Some motivational words for the last week of Operation Transportation
Operation Transportation Weeks 3 and 4 results are out!
Operation Transportation Weeks 1 and 2 results are out!
Consider choosing Smarter Travel this Lent
Westport Order of Malta named Westport’s Smartest Travel Community Group
Spraoi at the Quay a flaming success
The next (Halloween!) Bike Buffet is on Monday 27th October
Operation Transportation: We are searching for Westport's Smartest Travel Community Group
Smarter Travel is encouraging everyone to reassess their choices. Could you make that journey on foot, by bicycle, by public transport, by Park n’ Stride or could you share that journey with a friend or neighbour? Read more...
European Mobility Week: Walking, cycling, Park(ing), eating, culture nighting and cinema going; all elements of a very successful European Mobility Week in Westport. Read more...
Pedal Powered ET - 18th September
The Re:Cycle Human Powered Cinema system uses 6 bikes, 12 legs and a lot of fun to power a projector and audio system for a screening of ET, the movie. Read more...
European Mobility Week 2014 - 15th-22nd September Read more...
The next Bike Buffet is coming on 19th September Read more...
Clew Bay Garden Bike Trail
Join in as we discover some of Westport’s beautiful gardens by bike
Westport Smarter Travel Mascot receives his new name!
The Westport Smarter Travel Mascot has been without a name since St. Patricks Day. A competition was open to the public to come up with a suitable name for the mascot . Over 200 entries were received with all sorts of fun names included. However, the winning name was submitted by Louise Murphy, 4th Class, Scoil Phadraig. The name incorporates the fun, fit and healthy aspects of Smarter Travel and on Friday last Louise met the mascot and officially crowned him Sir Walk-A-Lot! Thank you Louise for a great name and thanks to everyone that entered the competition and if you see Sir Walk-A-Lot out for a walk or cycle with his bag on his back make sure to give him a hi-five.
Photos from June's Bike Buffet
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Westport’s first Bike Buffet a massive success
Who will be Westport's Smartest Travel Business? Find out more...
Smarter Travel Photograph Competition
Make a 2-3min film of what Westport Smarter Travel means to you.
St. Patrick's Day 2014
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Photos by Conor McKeown
“We love Westport Smarter Travel Week”
10th to 14th February 2014
Westport Smarter Travel are looking forward to celebrating the first ever “We Love Westport Smarter Travel Week”. The event will coincide with Valentine’s Day and the main aim is to get people to show how much they love to walk, cycle, take public transport and carpool in Westport. The week will run from Monday 10th to Friday 14th of February.
2014: It’s time to get on your bike
Each year we all plunge into the New Year with a long list of resolutions. Research shows that topping that list for most of us is losing weight and exercising more, closely followed by saving money.