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Northern Trust Limerick and University of Limerick Sweep the Boards at the Smarter Travel Awards

Pictured at the Smarter Travel Awards in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin today was L-R Aimee Reed Northern Trust who won three awards including Overall Smarter Travel Workplace with Anne Graham CEO National Transport Authority (NTA) and Ivan Griffin winner of the Overall Smarter Travel Campus with UCD. Photo: Julien Behal

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Pictured at the Smarter Travel Awards in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin today was Ross Higgins and Sean Collins from UL winner of the Smarter Travel Cycling Campus and Sharon Daly -Smarter Travel Campus. Photo: Julien Behal

The winners of the annual Smarter Travel Awards were announced at an event at the Ashling Hotel, Dublin last week with Limerick organisations sweeping the board. Northern Trust, Limerick was awarded Smarter Travel Workplace of the Year; the University of Limerick was recognised as the Smarter Travel Walking and Cycling Campus of the Year, and Limerick IT was awarded Smarter Travel Curriculum Development of the Year. Partners of the Smarter Travel Workplaces and Smarter Travel Campus programme from around the country submitted entries to the awards competition which recognise and celebrate the efforts that workplaces and campuses make to promote sustainable travel.

Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer at the National Transport Authority said: “A growing network of organisations in Ireland are engaging in Smarter Travel, working with their staff and students to facilitate travel choice in favour of more sustainable transport, resulting in reduced costs, enhanced employee wellbeing, better access and more effective parking management. Internationally workplace travel plans have been shown to reduce single-occupant car use by 10-24%. The promotion and facilitation of cycling, in particular, both on campuses and in workplaces made for strong competition, which highlights the growing interest in cycling across Ireland.  The Awards are well placed to act as inspiration and leadership as we recognise organisations that are paving the way for more sustainable travel options.”



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Pictured at the Smarter Travel Awards in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin today was Siobhan O’Dwyer and Miriam O’Donoghue from Limerick City and Co.Coiuncil winner of the Smarter Travel Walking Workplace and Sinead Flavin -Smarter Travel Workplace. Photo: Julien Behal

Awards were presented in 13 categories across different modes of transport, overall workplace and campus, student projects and curriculum development. The university of Limerick took the lead amongst third-level institutions, taking home the award for Cycling Campus of the Year, Smarter Travel Campus Working Group of the Year and Walking Campus of the Year.

Winners in the workplace categories included: Northern Trust, Limerick; Limerick City and County Council; and St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.  Winners in the campus categories included University College Dublin, University of Limerick, Waterford IT, Maynooth University, and Dublin City University.

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