Tourism is important to the economic and social sustainability of many communities in the Northern Periphery Programme area. The aim of the project is to develop innovative, long term and sustainable solutions for transport services adapted to rural tourism areas in the Northern Periphery. This will be done by implementing new and improved public transport and related information services:
• New tourist bus services, operated to meet local and seasonal demand (shuttle or flexible timetables) and integrated with long distance transport.
• Food delivery and recycling pick-up services to/from cabins and rental apartments
• User friendly web and mobile phone based transport information systems
The services will facilitate development of tourism in the project areas whilst reducing carbon emissions and local congestion from private cars. The project results will be disseminated to the wider Northern Periphery through a website, newsletters and seminars, and a joint policy advice paper on transport planning in rural tourism areas will also be produced.
Burren Connect is looking at linking up private and public transport services in rural areas to provide a sustainable public transport option for visitors to rural tourism areas. The proposal is to look at all the services available and see if, with a bit of tweaking and innovation, we can provide a flexible system to suit visitor and local demands for public transport. Part of the project is to devise a ‘smart card’ system and also to develop an IT system for advanced bookings and scheduling. The smart card and IT will be developed by the international partners and we will test them out here.
Sweden: Swedish Transport Administration, Municipality of Harjedalen, Destination Lofsdalen Ltd, Destination Funasdalen Ltd
Iceland: Icelandic Tourism Research Centre
Northern Ireland: University of Ulster, Action Renewables
Ireland: Clare County Council
Clare County Council
Clare Accessible Transport
Burren Taxi Company
Burren Ecotourism Network
Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience
For more info see the Trans Tourism Brochure, click here
To access the Trans Tourism Website go to http://www.transtourism.eu
To access our recent Mott MacDonald research, please click here