Bike Week 2020
In timing with the return to schools Green-Schools Travel prepared an ideas document ‘Safe to School’, to help families, schools and communities continue to travel actively to school whilst observing social distancing measures. As was experienced by many during 2020, cycling is a great mode of travel for avoiding crowded pathways and ensuring two meter social distancing. Now that term has commenced Green-Schools are delighted to see that so many of the families and young people who started cycling during lockdown restrictions have continued to cycle as part of the daily journey to school.
Bike Week 2020, which traditionally falls mid-June, has been rescheduled to 19th – 27th September 2020. Bike Week is a celebration of the bicycle as a fun, healthy and eco-friendly mode of travel, and throughout the week promotional events and activities will be arranged by schools, Local Authorities, community groups and cycling groups. See bikeweek.ie for local events in your area which may be added or changed closer to Bike Week. European Mobility week will coincide with Bike Week and you can find our more on https://mobilityweek.eu/home/
Online all week on @GreenSchoolsire
In June 2020 Green-School Travel Officers launched our ‘Celebrate Cycling’ Campaign in place of our usual Bike Week events. Below are our top 10 Celebrate Cycling resources which schools, families and individuals can revisit to celebrate Bike Week.
- Webinar – #CelebrateCycling: Perspectives on Health, Growth & Transition
- Bike M Check – English / Gaeilge
- Cycle Check Quiz
- Bike Stuff – Puncture Repair
- Cycling Infrastructure Survey
- How to Teach your Child to Cycle
- DIY Bike Rim Wreaths
- Mini Bike Craft
- #andshecycles Roadshow Launch County Mayo
- Let’s Go For A Cycle with Green-Schools Cycling Development and Travel Officer – tips and safety
Bike Week in Waterford
Check out the many events happening in Waterford City and Council Council for Bike Week.
Calculate your Carbon
Do you want to play your part and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Ever wondered how much CO2 you could save by taking your bike instead of your car? Using a Carbon Calculator you can do this. Enter your details and this Calculator will show you just how much CO2 you could save.
Friday: Dublin Cycling Campaign Webinar
Executive Panel Discussion: The Future of Cycling in Dublin
Date: 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Friday 25th September 2020
Dublin Cycling Campaign are 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
- Michael Mulhern, Director of Planning and Transport, South Dublin County Council
- Jane Hackett, Manager, Green Schools Travel Programme
- Kevin Baker, Chairperson, Dublin Cycling Campaign
Chaired by Mairéad Forsythe, Dublin Cycling Campaign
The TFI Cycle Planner App recommends the best routes for both the novice and the more advanced cyclist.