Galway Chamber launches 2020 Election Manifesto to Get Galway Moving
Call on Galway voters and candidates to support positive action plan for traffic in Galway
Galway Chamber are calling on all candidates and voters in Galway West to pledge support to Get Galway Moving. Get Galway Moving aims to make Galway the best place in Ireland in which to live, learn, work and to visit.
It’s about more than addressing traffic congestion. It’s a call to help make improvements to all aspects of Galway society: to Get Galway Moving for everyone.
Galway Chamber’s members represent almost 25,000 people working in Galway and 78% of members ranked Accessibility as their first or second priority.
The National Development Plan forecasts that the population of Galway City will grow by 50% by 2040. At present, just 38% of trips made in the city are made using sustainable modes. There is an urgent need to improve transport infrastructure to support a growth in sustainable travel which will encourage a reduction in car use within the city.
Galway Chamber has focused on five priority areas in which Galway can get moving, including
- Accessibility: The ability to get into and around the city and county is vital for society & the economy. Traffic congestion is choking Galway.
- Sustainability: Address climate change, its impact on society and increase use of Green Energy throughout Galway.
- Liveability: Make Galway the best place in Ireland in which to live, learn work and to visit.
- Economic Viability: To achieve the growth targets of PI2040 Galway must increase its attractiveness for international, national and local businesses.
- Accountability: Policy decisions on Galway’s immediate environment should be made in Galway by those accountable to its people.
Galway Chamber have focussed almost exclusively on actions which will directly benefit Galway and can have a direct positive impact.
Speaking on the Get Galway Moving campaign Galway Chamber President Dave Hickey commented, “It’s a call to all candidates in Galway West to pledge support to the detailed aims at making Galway the best place in Ireland in which to live, learn, work and to visit. It’s about more than addressing traffic congestion. It’s a call to help make improvements to all aspects of Galway society: to Get Galway Moving for everyone.”
“The announcement of plans for 1,000 housing units at Sandy Road and the imminent oral hearing for the Galway City Ring Road are both positive signs. However, we need to do a lot more for all of Galway’s society and we need to do it quickly. That’s why Galway Chamber is calling on you to support our Get Galway Moving campaign to make a better future for all of Galway” explained Galway Chamber CEO Kenny Deery.
For more information on Get Galway Moving log onto www.galwaychamber.com.
Galway Chamber has launched the Get Galway Moving video campaign through stories of people living, working and studying in Galway, to have your say and to support this get social across LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.