Lessons for Cycling Advocates from the 'Velo-city' International Conference 2017
Over 25 Irish delegates attended the Velo-city International Cycle Planning Conference in June 2017 organised jointly by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and Region of Nijmegen - Arnhem in The Netherlands. There were 1500+ attendees at the week-long event drawn from academia, industry, advocacy, the political and policy-making spheres, and realms as diverse as public health, engineering, planning, sociology and architecture.
Dublin Cycling Campaign and Cyclist.ie have been sending delegates to Velo-city for over 20 years now and, as has become our tradition, we organise a special monthly meeting following Velo to help disseminate the most exciting and intriguing ideas encountered. We want to take the best ideas discovered by Irish delegates and spread them far and wide around Ireland.
Already confirmed as speaking at our special event (starting at 8pm sharp) are:
- Dr. Damien Ó Tuama, National Cycling Coordinator, Cyclist.ie (and Vice-President of ECF)
- Cian Spillane, Sport Ireland Trails
- Conor Cahill from the award-winning Liberty Bell project
- Brian McGovern, Full Speed Bikes
Further names (and additional event details) to be added over the coming days / weeks.
Presentations will be short and dynamic, and it promises to be an entertaining and educational evening. Mingling and socialising in the lovely Library Bar afterwards.
Free entry - all welcome.
Note: the image above shows a ‘cycle street’ where bicycles have priority; cars are allowed but they are very much ‘guests on the street’. This street forms part of the wonderful cycle super-highway between the cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem. Come along to the session to find out more!
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