Walk21 Ireland Mulranny Village Transformation
Mulranny, Co. Mayo, is a rural village located on the N59 national road, part of the iconic Wild Atlantic Way. Mayo County Council, Mayo National Roads Office (NRO) and Transport Infrastructure Ireland identified the necessity for road safety improvements in the village. Subsequently, a Village Design Statement constituting a collaborative and participative approach to village design was developed.
The NRO worked collaboratively with community groups, landowners, planners and architects to deliver road safety and public realm improvements, resulting in the 'Mulranny Promenade'. The Mulranny Promenade, officially opened in 2015, incorporates footpaths, a cycleway (linking to the Great Western Greenway), bus facilities and high quality public space and is a primary example of delivering safety benefits to road users as well as benefits to sustainable transport and active travel modes.
The transformation of Mulranny Village, from a place of precarious pedestrian expeditions to a vibrant bustling thoroughfare of intergenerational walkers, cyclists, and patrons of public transport and its effect on the community was presented at the Walk21 Ireland conference. The video showcases how a community shaped road safety improvement measures which enabled active travel in the community.