Efficient use of pavements for a more decarbonised Dublin

Picture of pedestrian area in Dublin

Image from Unsplash by Gregory DALLEAU

Decarbonisation is one of the main challenges for cities, which is only becoming ever more challenging. Cities are working hard to decarbonise while becoming more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. One such city is Dublin (Ireland), which is among the cities selected to be part of the EU Mission for Climate Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030, and is working with the SENATOR project to help make climate-neutrality a reality.

Dublin City Council is undertaking innovative management of kerbside restrictions as part of a SENATOR pilot, aiming to find new and innovative ways to promote the efficient and sustainable use of loading bays. In addition, streamlined management processes, with easy to understand and share data, will facilitate the implementation of initiatives such as electric vehicle charging points or the promotion of active travel.

The city is working on the pilot with help from two pioneering companies, AppyWay and Curb IQ. Together, they expect to generate better data to make more informed and efficient decisions in relation to kerbside assets.

The adoption of digital kerbside management tools enables Dublin City Council to make policy decisions based on a highly accurate dataset. Furthermore, such a dataset makes available the tools, processes and open data needed to make smarter decisions and make the Senator Urban Living Lab a success.

This kerbside project has been selected as one of Ireland’s Pathfinder projects, which form a key part of the implementation of the country’s National Sustainable Mobility Policy. The Pathfinder Programme highlights 35 exemplar transport projects that can pave the way for Ireland to achieve a 50% reduction in greenhouse gases emissions in the transport sector by 2030.

Overall, Dublin City Council is exploring the benefits of digitised, map-based management to improve workflows and accuracy, as well as opportunities for data sharing between external mobility services and operators, including with SENATOR project partners for the development of the SENATOR platform.

For more information, visit: https://www.senatorproject.eu/.

Author: Ana Lumbreras



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