Road Safety, Cycling and Sustainable Transports

Road Safety, Cycling and Sustainable Transports

The Road Safety, Cycling and Sustainable Transport Officer (RCSTO) is responsible for the delivery of the council’s role and responisbilities under three categories:

Road Safety, Cycling and also Sustainable Transport. While a broader outline of each section of the role is listed on the menus on the left, below is a brief synopsis of the role and responsibilities of the RCSTO.  

Walking and Cycling -

We’ve all seen the benefits of walking and cycling over the past few months, the only problem is, getting out there and actually doing it within the restricted distances we’re allowed, but now, with the local travel restrictions being extended on 1st December, from 5km to anywhere within your own county, now is a good opportunity for people to get back out there walking and cycling again, and to discover and use the many routes, walkways, cycle tracks and waterways that are available to us here in Kildare. Further information about going further within your own county is available here

Road Safety –

  • School Warden Service (Management, Training, Safety, PPE and Payroll)

  • Preparing, promoting and assisting in the implementation of the Road Safety Plan

  • Liaising with RSA, LARSO, AGS and other Stakeholders

  • Initiating and promoting road safety campaigns and projects

  • Deliver road safety education in schools and throughout the community

  • Organise and deliver annual AXA Road Safety Roadshow for TY/LCA & Youth Groups

Cycling –

  • Promote safer cycling and cycle awareness

  • Service and support the Kildare Cycle Forum

  • Arrange and provide Cycle Training at schools

  • Assess schools and students in cycle proficiency and knowledge

  • Organise cycleways and greenways promotional events

  • Organise and promote annual Bike Week events

Sustainable Transport –

  • Support Mobility Management Initiatives and other initiatives which support greater use of walking, cycling and public transport.

  • Promote current Greenways and Blueways

  • Prepare grant funding applications for new Greenway and Blueway schemes

  • Promote Active Travel and Smarter Travel initiatives

  • Liaise with Kildare Fáilte, Kildare Tourism, Schools Network and other stakeholders to promote and support Green & Blueway tours and water based events and activities.

  • Organise and promote annual EU Mobility Week events in Kildare and co-ordinate sustainable transport initiatives during EU Mobility Week and other related EU, National, regional, and local events as required.

  • Support the Kildare Regional Climate Action Office in sustainable transport initiatives

  • Any other such other duties that may be assigned from time to time

Kildare Road Safety Plan 2012 -2015

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