Liberty Bell is one of the winners in the Smart Dublin Cycling Challenge, a competition sponsored by Dublin City Council to trial new technologies that could improve the city’s cycle network. Conor Cahill and Sile Ginane of Fluidedge, the developers of Liberty Bell will present Liberty Bell and how it communicates issues encountered by cyclists to Dublin City Council.
Following the recent launch of its new driver training video on cyclist safety, Dublin Bus Safety Health & Environmental Manager, James McHugh will address the meeting and give an overview on how Dublin Bus is working to increase stakeholder awareness around cyclist safety. In addition to showing attendees the new video, Mr. McHugh will explain how Dublin Bus is continuing to incorporate key aspects of cyclist safety into its annual driver training programmes and safety initiatives.
Dr. Cara Augustenborg is an environmental scientist and communication expert specializing in climate change impacts and solutions. She lectures in ‘Climate Change and the Environment’ at University College Dublin and is launching a course this March in Trinity’s Business School on ‘Business and the Natural Environment’. She will talk about what the Irish Government needs to do to live up to its promises on Climate Change and the role played by sustainable transport, including cycling, in this.
Public Lecture. All Welcome.
Sinéad Flavin, NTA Smarter Travel Workplaces
Jamie Cudden, Dublin Smart Cities coordinator will give a presentation on the launch of a joint initiative with Enterprise Ireland, to fund small business entrepeneurs to come up with technological ideas to help cycling grow in Dublin.
Come along to our monthly meeting on Monday 8th June next - Find out what we’re planning to happen for this year’s BIKEWEEK! ….and how you can be part of this great Event!
Bikeweek (www.bikeweek.ie) is a celebration of the Bike, and an encouragement for people to get on their bike and participate. It takes place from Saturday 13th June to Sunday 21st June inclusive.
Do you worry every time you lock your bike that it won’t be there when you get back? If so come along to our February public meeting to hear the results of our bike theft survey. The survey, which is part of our Bike Theft campaign has identified the top locations, times and methods for bike theft in the city. David Timoney, who designed the survey, will present the survey results and an overview of how the campaign is lobbying for measure to reduce bike theft.
The first meeting of the Dublin Cycling Campaign in 2015 will be a World Café style brainstorming session to plan out our campaigns and events for 2015. Come along to share your ideas or just to find out more about cycling in Dublin.
If you are thinking of getting more actively involved in the cycling campaign then this is the meeting for you. Or if you are new to the campaign or to cycling in Dublin come along to find out more about what we are doing to make Dublin a cyclist friendly city.
This month we will hear about two bike programmes for young people. Mike Cowman of Bradog will tell us about the INDY (Inner-City North Dublin Youth) Bikes Programme. This is run by local young people as part of the Irish Youth Foundation and supported by Bradog Youth Service.
News from Velo-City Global Adelaide 2014 and the World of Cycling.
Kirsten Doherty, Jonivar Skullerud and Will Andrews will give a talk on their experiences at Velo-City Adelaide 2014, the largest international cycling planning conference with over 1000 attendees. All three are members of Dublin Cycling Campaign and they gave presentations at Velo-City on topics ranging from ‘Barriers and incentives to cycling among staff in an Irish academic hospital’, to “Cycling in Ireland 2005-2015”, to a comparison of policies in Ireland and New Zealand.
Help us do more for cycling in Dublin, please consider getting involved.