Tralee to host series of fun events as part of European Mobility Week
Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council will host a series of free, fun events next week as part of European Mobility Week which runs from 16 to 22 September. Kerry County Council is one of ten local authorities in Ireland to have registered to take part in the continent-wide initiative.
Tralee MD in conjunction with the Tralee Bay Eco and Activity Park and many more organisations and clubs have come together to provide a varied array of activities for all the family to participate in.
A series of walks, talks and cycles have been organised and they will lead up to the weekly parkruns which will take place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September. There will be walks in Tralee Town Park, the Wetlands Centre, and events at Blennerville Windmill and Visitor Centre. Full details of the programme of events are available online at www.kerrycoco.ie.
European Mobility Week puts the spotlight on safe walking and cycling and the benefits it can have for our health, our environment, and our bank balance. Active transport modes such as walking and cycling are emission-free and help to keep our hearts and bodies healthy.
Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane said: ‘Town and cities that promote walking and cycling over private vehicles have also been found to be more attractive, with less congestion and a higher quality of life.
‘In terms of individual health benefits, studies show that cyclists on average live two years longer than non-cyclists and take 15 percent fewer days off work through illness, while 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life. I wish to thank all the organisations and clubs that are assisting Tralee Municipal District in delivering a fantastic array of events.’
‘There are lots of free events running throughout the week and I encourage everyone to take part,’ he said.