To reduce use of their vehicular transport and, where journeys are necessary, to replace the use of carbon fuel with greener energy by, for example, linking in with a network of each e-charging points for electrical vehicles.
To encourage a healthier lifestyle for residents in the area and to promote recreational tourism through walking and cycling and to encourage the use of the wealth of local natural and cultural assets.
This area is already a world renowned destination for walking and horse drawn caravan holidays. The Transport Group is dedicated to enhancing this reputation both within this country and abroad.
The installation of you e-charging points in key locations within say a 20 mile radius of Wicklow town has the benefit of reducing so-called ‘range anxiety’ i.e. the fear factor associated with electric vehicles running out of power, as the drivers will always be close to a charging point. It also makes it easier to promote the concept of electric motoring in the Wicklow area.
This is a project that obviously depends on demand and on finance. At the moment work on this project has taken a back seat to the other priorities of the Transport Group such as the walking trails and Heritage route which in their own way require a lot of painstaking and detailed work.
For decades Co Wicklow has been a popular destination of participants in various outdoor recreations.
Ballynagran is ideally located to become a major recreational walking and cycling destination
Recreational walking considerably exceeds other activities as the most popular form of physical activity undertaken in Ireland.
The Transport Group is dedicated to enhancing accessibility to the local area and in making sure trails can where possible be connected to provide a better experience for the recreational walker.
We have to encourage a healthier lifestyle by making it easier safer and more attractive to walk and/or, cycle with dedicated walkways and cycle trails and thus also reduce carbon use.
Our vision is to have a series of trails that offer a wide choice of links and usage (walking, cycling etc.) that can be interlinked to other townships in the area e.g. Rathnew, Ashford and Rathdrum.
A Heritage Route is proposed for the area. This is a specific route on existing roads and is designed to join up and promote the interesting focal points in Ballynagran Energy Plus area and to encourage the community and tourists like to use these facilities with directional and information signage.
This overall area is also rich in Heritage resources be they monuments, archaeology, heritage objects, architecture, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, landscapes, geology and gardens and the Transport Group believes is has a role in showcasing these wonderful resources.
Our object is to provide and to encourage a safe and healthy location for recreational activities while at the same time minimizing the carbon footprint of these activities.
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