From:                              The Smarter Campus Team <> on behalf of Sharon Daly

Sent:                               20 December 2016 09:01

To:                                   Sharon Daly

Subject:                          Happy Christmas Sharon from Smarter Travel Campus






Smart Travel Workplaces

20th of December 2016









Dear Sharon,

In this issue you will find an update on what has been happening since the start of term and dates for the diary for 2017. If you would like more details on any item in this ezine or to submit a case study for a future issue please email


Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!


Kind regards,

The Smarter Travel Team


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We welcome Garret Murphy to the Smarter Travel team













Smarter Travel Awards 2017





Smarter Travel Awards – Get Recognised in 2017!

The Smarter Travel Awards is the platform which showcases and highlights the great work being carried out by Smarter Travel Partners. The Awards will celebrate all smarter travel categories from workplace and campus partners at an Awards ceremony on April 27th. This year a new Curriculum Development category and a Student Projects category will be included for campus partners.

A Smarter Travel Award will reward you and your organisation for your hard work and your commitment to sustainable travel planning.

The closing date is February 24th so it’s time to start preparing your entry. Your Smarter Travel Facilitator will be in touch with you in the coming weeks to help.  For more information and to see a complete list of award categories, please visit





News and Events

Student Multimedia Awards 2017

Students are asked to use any form of media to create their entry to promote walking, cycling, public transport or car sharing. You can view the 2016 winning entries here...


The deadline for entries is Friday the 24th of February 2017. For more information visit the Smarter Travel Multimedia Awards page on our website.


Campus Step Challenge - Marchathon 2017

The Campus Step Challenge for staff and students will run for the month of March 2017. It's free to take part and there are prizes to be won. Register your campus for this event now...

Get ready for the Run Commute 2017!

In 2017 we will be trialling a Run Commute challenge, with great prizes and support for staff thinking about jogging the paths to work. This will be run later in 2017, but if you would like to get started sooner you can read about other run commuters experiences here

Light Up this Christmas - Be Safe & Seen

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the campuses who have run the Light Up campaign for staff and students. Why not share our reindeer Light Up poster with your colleagues as a reminder that whether on foot or on their bike to Light up this Christmas.




Bike Week run by students in Athlone IT

In September students from Athlone IT's Business Studies (Sport & Recreation) and Spa & Wellness Management programmes were assigned graded projects to promote cycling on campus.  To kick start the project students were brought on a guided cycle of the local greenway.


Students delivered their group projects between the 10th and 14th of October, resulting in AIT's first student led bike week. The projects organised by the student groups included; trips on the greenway, promotional posters, bike maintenance and safety events, a cycle challenge, a selfie competition and my first bike ride memory board. Students also raised money for a local charity.


On the 10th of November student projects were presented in poster and presentation format to lecturers and to Sharon Daly, Smarter Travel Campus. Students were then awarded certificates to acknowledge their completion of an active travel project. Students are now invited to enter their project in the Student Project of the year category of the Smarter Travel Awards 2017.


Full case study










Student Multimedia Awards 2017







Light up Christmas poster



Light up this Christmas










AIT student's on a cycle tour of the local Greenway in September










Christmas Gift Guide 2016
Are you tired of searching for the perfect present for the skirt-wearing cyclist in your life? Check out this easy solution to making your skirt bikeable...Penny in Yo Pants

Or how about a lock that’s sure to deter thieves – by making them sick!






For more information, case studies and resources visit If you would like to share the experiences of your campus please email






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