Local Authority Seminar: Funding and Justifying Cycling Projects

Thursday, 24 April 2014 (All day)
Wood Quay Venue - Civic Offices, Dublin 8

Speaker Presentations Delivered at Seminar

The presentations made by the speakers at the seminar are posted on the Cyclist.ie web-site at this URL: http://www.cyclist.ie/2014/05/1589/

We hope that you found the seminar useful and that you will be inspired to seek funding for cycling infrastructure and promotion in your areas or regions.

In late April 2014, Ireland is hosting the AGM of the European Cyclists’ Federation, which will witness the largest gathering of cycling experts and advocates from around Europe in 2014. To avail of this gathering of experts the Department of Transport Tourism & Sport, and Cyclist.ie the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, are hosting a seminar on the theme of Funding and Justifying Cycling Projects on Thursday 24th April 12.30pm-5.00pm.

This seminar is aimed at all Local Authority and Agency staff involved in sustainable transport and is a must for Planners, Engineers and Administrators. It will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of potential EU and National sources for funding sustainable transport projects, as well as providing the methodology behind cycling project evaluation, and a review of developments in cycling and upcoming national plans.


12.30 – 13.30 – Registration and Lunch for delegates
13.30 – Welcome – Michael Phillips, Dublin City Engineer
13.35 – Introduction/Welcome – Dr Mike McKillen, Cyclist.ie
13.45 – ‘Funding and Justifying Cycling Projects’ – Dr Bernhard Ensink, Secretary General, European Cyclists’ Federation
14.05 – ‘European Cyclists’ Federation and Local Authorities – Sources and Resources’ – Kevin Mayne, Development Director, European Cyclists’ Federation
14.25 – ‘Getting More Wheels turning – how a multifaceted approach works’ – Joe Seymour, Aecom consultants
14.40 – Q&A

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break/Networking/Exhibition

15.30 - ‘Developments in Policy and Funding for Cycling in Ireland’ – Orla Corrigan, Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport
15.50 - ‘Beyond Velo City 2005 in Dublin - Where is Ireland now in cycling terms and whither 2020?’ - Michael Aherne National Transport Authority
16.10 - ‘Go Dundalk - a model project for cycle development’ - Séamus Mac Gearailt, ROD Consultants
16.30 – Q&A – Summary
17.00 – Close

This Seminar is FREE to attend but pre-registration is a MUST. Early booking is advisable as places are limited. So, take two minutes to register here:. Thank you!

Please note also that a public lecture (All Welcome) will take place at 7pm at the same venue as follows:
Cycling Makes Sense! – Why Investment in Cycling makes good economic and social sense– Manfred Neun, President of the ECF.


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