The Western Development Commission has published a new report into travel trends across six towns in the Shannonside region.
It focuses on public transport, active travel and the necessity of reducing carbon emissions from personal transport.
The Ballaghaderreen based organisation compiled the study which features 35 towns including Roscommon, Ballaghaderreen, Castlerea, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon and Ballinasloe.
Out of score of 300 both Ballinasloe and Roscommon featured in the top three towns at 190 and 184 respectively.
Carrick on Shannon scored over 170 points in the mobility index placing third highest in the low carbon transmission theme.
While Ballaghaderreen is one of the top scorers for walkability in the town.
Dr. Helen McHenry explains how this new data will be used:
'Roscommon town did particularly well and came 3rd highest out of the 35 towns.
We've already been working with the National Transport Authority who are responsible for public transport services.
There have been recent improvements announced and similarly with the Department of Transport, we've met with them around this about what is available and what works.
Similarly this we would see it as a base line, so this was for dating in 2022 and we are going to repeat this in 2024'