Sustainable and active travel - walking and cycling

Active travel like walking or cycling helps to reduce pollution and it’s better for your health.

Being active is important for maintaining and improving our physical and mental health. Adults should aim for at least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity, 5 days a week.

Find out more about the benefits of an active lifestyle on the Healthy Ireland website.


Cycle to Work Scheme

The Cycle to Work Scheme is a tax incentive scheme encouraging employees to cycle to and from work.

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Cycle to Work Scheme

Plan your cycle route using the National Transport Authority's cycle planner.


Walking to work has the benefit of requiring no special equipment. It is free and creates zero emissions.

Plan your walking route using the National Transport Authority’s journey planner.


Promoting cycling (PDF, 326KB, 4 pages)

Cycling information sheets (PDF, 378KB, 7 pages)

Promoting walking (PDF, 548KB, 2 pages)


Cycling - light up you life (PDF, 2MB, 1 page)

Cycling - fitter, further, faster by bike (PDF, 424KB, 1 page)

Cycling - bike maintenance checklist (PDF, 1.28MB, 1 page)

Walking - from A to Z for free (PDF, 424KB, 1 page)