Dublin City Council (DCC) has joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities, working with the National Transport Authority (NTA), ADAPT, and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) to improve the monitoring of the city's active travel investments using advanced technologies. This collaboration aims to produce data to guide future infrastructure decisions and enhance walking and cycling options in Dublin.

The project will develop an Active Travel Data Toolkit to systemize data collection, replacing ad-hoc methods. It begins with analyzing active travel schemes like the Clontarf to City Centre and Kilmainham to Thomas Street corridors, using new detection technologies. Insights from these analyses will inform a toolkit to support policy-making and active travel project implementation citywide.

This initiative is part of a global effort led by the Partnership for Healthy Cities, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and Vital Strategies, to reduce noncommunicable disease risks and improve urban health equity. Dublin's involvement in this partnership was highlighted at the Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit in Cape Town, showcasing the city's commitment to health and safety improvements through enhanced active travel infrastructure.

For more information about the project, click here.