An Award-Winning Entry in the Dublin Region Open Data Active Travel Challenge!

Digital Nature was delighted to present its entry to the Dublin Region Open Data Active Travel Challenge Showcase organized by Smart Dublin in July 2021.

The Digital Nature analysis Active Travel to School: Locating Investments for Impact was one of 12 projects presented in a rapid-fire series of demonstrations…and was awarded Second Prize in the competition!

All of the entries identified and pursued new ways of using Open Data to support and promote walking, cycling and being active in the Dublin Region.

Find out more, view the webinar presentation, and explore Digital Nature’s award-winning entry below…

Sustainable Commute Modes in North Kildare

Digital Nature has published a high-level analysis of Census 2016 commuter data for North Kildare. It includes interactive maps that illustrate the adoption of sustainable modes of transport by commuters.

This type of analysis might be of interest to residents, community groups, boards of management of schools, public transport providers, and local authority planners and engineers.

Locations with relatively low uptake of sustainable modes of commute can be identified. Exploring Maynooth, for example, the data reveal a small area very near to schools and universities yet where the amount of people sustainably commuting is very low. At the time of the census, it turns out that residents in that part of the housing estate had to travel a very circuitous route to and from their homes until construction of the estate was completed.

These maps can be used to select areas for deeper analysis, and prioritise possible interventions to increase the amount of commuting via sustainable modes of transport.

Sets of maps are provided for both the commute to school or college, and the commute to work.