Fingal County Council has become the first Local Authority in Ireland to launch a ‘Mobility Hub’ to support accessible and sustainable travel on Main Street, Blanchardstown.
The hub comprises five parking bays with specific colour-coordinated functions including age-friendly, disabled, electric vehicle charging, bike rack (bike share and public), and car sharing.
The aim of the Mobility Hub is to encourage varied and sustainable types of transport in areas that are close to existing public transport links with high concentration of employment, housing, shopping, amenities and recreation.
This allows a greater number of citizens, including the aged and those with accessibility issues to travel in a greater variety of ways, and advances Fingal’s climate action goals in the process.
Over the coming months, the Mobility Hubs will be rolled out on a phased basis across Fingal towns and villages.
Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Eoghan O’Brien, said: “The Mobility Hub is a worthy initiative that shows Fingal’s commitment to helping our people and environment to thrive.
“I look forward to seeing the success of the Mobility Hub model in Blanchardstown and beyond.”
Chief Executive of Fingal County Council AnnMarie Farrelly said: “The Mobility Hub reflects Fingal County Council’s proactive approach to ensuring that our communities are provided with sustainable and accessible infrastructure.
“It also shows our commitment to integrating our climate action goals in every aspect of our work.”
David Storey, Director of Operations said: “The Mobility Hub is an innovative piece of infrastructure that supports different modes of travel.
“I commend the Operations Department staff for their efforts and look forward to the expansion of the initiative across Fingal.”
Colm Brady, Managing Director of GoCar, said: "GoCar are delighted to be working with Fingal County Council and to be part of this new Mobility Hub for the local people of Blanchardstown. We hope to see facilities like this developed in more and more towns, to support the move to car sharing, electric vehicles, and more sustainable travel of all kinds."