Updated: Bike Week 2020 Webinar Series Recordings

National Bike Week will be a little different this year. This year we are taking advantage of of how much more used to the virtual world we’ve become and are organising a series of webinars during Bike Week 2020.

Pedalling through the pandemic and beyond

Date: 11am - 12pm, Monday 21st September 2020

Dublin Cycling Campaign, in collaboration with South Dublin County Council, invites you to attend a 60 minute webinar on the growth in demand for cycling, how we should meet and manage that demand, and South Dublin County Council plans for cycling now and into the future.

  • Jennifer McGrath, Senior Executive Engineer, South Dublin County Council
  • Finola O’Driscoll, Senior Programme Manager, National Transport Authority
  • David O’Connor, Assistant Head of School at TU Dublin Environment and Planning
  • Dr. Damien Ó Tuama, Vice-President, European Cyclists’ Federation

Chaired by Mairéad Forsythe, South Dublin Cycling Campaign

> Watch a video of the webinar <

Cities for People in a Pandemic

Date: 12pm - 1pm, Tuesday 22nd September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on businesses in Dublin. This panel will explore how our public space can best adapt to support how people move around Dublin in order better support businesses. Patricia Reidy, who leads the Dublin City Council team behind the pedestrianisation trials around Grafton Street, and Graeme McQueen of Dublin Chamber of Commerce will discuss this important topic.

  • Patricia Reidy, who leads the Dublin City Council team behind the ‘Covid Mobility Programme’
  • Graeme McQueen, Head of Communications, Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Chaired by Colm Walsh, business owner and Dublin Cycling Campaign member

> Watch a video of the webinar <

The Best Years of Your Life by Bike

Date: 3pm - 4pm, Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Freeing up space at school gates to allow for safe physical distancing while reducing hazards for children walking, cycling and scooting to school. Hear about School Zones in Dublin City and School Streets in Fingal

  • Jane Hackett, Senior Programme Manager, An Taisce Green-Schools
  • Antonia Martin, Communication & Promotion Officer, COVID Mobility Measures, Dublin City Council
  • Andrew Nolan, Senior Executive Engineer for Operations, Fingal County Council

Chaired by Cynthia O’Mahony, An Taisce Climate Ambassador, MSc student in Environmental Sustainability at UCD, and member of DLR Cycling Campaign

> Watch a video of the webinar <

Active Travel, Public Health and Resilience

Date: 9am - 10am, Thursday 24th September 2020

Covid-19 has made us focus on how we operate as a society in the face of an emergency. This public health crises has demonstrated the need for resilience as individuals and as a community. Active travel can help shore up this resilience through this crises and beyond.

  • Dr. Ina Kelly, Consultant in Public Health Medicine/Medical Officer of Health, Department of Public Health
  • Dr. Sabrina Dekker, Climate Action Coordinator, Dublin City Council
  • Mary Caulfield, Dublin Cycling Campaign, Advocate
  • Dr. Colm Byrne, Consultant Geriatrician & General Physician. Research: Air Pollution and Stroke

Chaired by Síle Ginnane

> Watch a video of the webinar <

Executive Panel Discussion: The Future of Cycling in Dublin

Date: 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Friday 25th September 2020

We’re bringing together many of the key decision makers in Dublin to talk about the future of cycling. How has COVID changed travel Dublin? How has the quick-build cycle infrastructure in response to COVID changed their plans? Where do they see Dublin in 5, 10, 15 years time?

  • Hugh Creegan, Deputy CEO, National Transport Authority
  • Brendan O’Brien, Head of Technical Services, Environment & Transportation Department, Dublin City Council
  • Mick Mulhern, Director of Planning and Transport, South Dublin County Council
  • Jane Hackett, Senior Programme Manager, An Taisce Green-Schools
  • Kevin Baker, Chairperson, Dublin Cycling Campaign

Chaired by Mairéad Forsythe, Dublin Cycling Campaign

> Watch a video of the webinar <

The Bike Week 2020 Webinar Series would not have been possible without help from a lot of people in cycling advocacy including Mairéad Forsythe, Martina Callanan, Síle Ginnane, Cynthia O’Mahony, Mary Caulfield (and Scamp), Colm Walsh, Kevin Baker, Kieran Ryan, Conn Donovan and Damien Ó Tuama. A huge thank you to all of the speakers listed above, and to several people in different public bodies who also helped with planning and preparations including Antonia Martin, Sabrina Dekker, Finola O’Driscoll, Deirdre Kelly, Bob Hannan and Ally Menary.

The Dublin Cycling Campaign Bike Week 2020 Webinar Series coordinators are Vinnie Meyler and Conor Cahill.

Please support cycling advocacy by becoming a member of your local group, find out how to become a member here. Thank you.

Please also note in your calendars the virtual events being organised for Bike Week by Cyclist.IE, Better Ennis, Galway Cycling Campaign and Monthly Cycles:

  • Sep 17, 2020 17:00
    Better Ennis - The Art of the Possible: The Coastal Mobility Route The Coastal Mobility Route in Dublin is inspiring many with the quality of its design and build. Find out more from the team behind it.
    > Watch a video of the webinar <

  • Sep 23, 2020 17:00
    Vision for Rural Cycling The Rural Cycling Collective is an expanding array of small groups and individuals within the wider Cyclist.ie Advocacy Network with a focus on making rural communities (towns, villages and rural roads) cycle friendly for all ages and abilities.
    Register for Cyclist.IE webinar

  • Sep 24, 2020 13:00
    Bike Parking and the Bottom Line Dutch Ambassador HE Adriaan Palm and Richard Guiney of Dublin Town join us for a special lunchtime Bike Week 2020 webinar about how bike parking supports local business
    Register for Galway Cycling Campaign webinar

  • Sep 24, 2020 19:00
    Inclusion & Mobilities This webinar and discussion forum – Inclusion & Mobilities – will address the challenges and opportunities for promoting social inclusion in sustainable transport, including how identities such gender, socio-economic status and race impact on access to and enjoyment of public space and sustainable transport.
    Register for the Monthly Cycles webinar

  • Sep 25, 2020 13:00
    Safer Roads, Safer Cities, Better Lives: The view from Europe and the UN Safer Roads, Safer Cities, Better Lives: The view from Europe and the UN. With Matthew Baldwin, European Coordinator for Road Safety & Sustainable Mobility, and Ellen Townsend, European Transport Safety Council
    Register for Galway Cycling Campaign webinar

  • Sep 27, 2020 19:30
    MOTHERLOAD a covideo party and Zoom Q&A with director Liz Canning Bike Week 2020 finale: award-winning doc uses cargo bikes to explore parenthood in this digital age of climate crisis
    Register for Galway Cycling Campaign webinar

Please see the Bike Week website for additional events.

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