#andshecycles Roadshow Limerick (postponed)
A Message from Green-Schools:
Regrettably Green-Schools have found it in attendees best interests to postpone the below #andshecycles Roadshow event in Limerick and we hope to be able to announce a rescheduled date as soon as possible. For any queries or updates please contact email@example.com
Join us on March 12, in Istabraq Hall, Limerick City Hall for the second stop on the #andshecycles Roadshow.
4.30pm: Photography exhibition and check-in
5-6pm: Panel discussion followed by Q&A
Live95 FM broadcaster Catriona Tierney, will lead the event as MC, along with panellists including University of Limerick Professor Orla Muldoon, Limerick Cycle Bus co-founder Anne Cronin, Limerick City North Cllr. Saša Novak Uí Chonchúir, participating secondary school students and Green-Schools Travel Officers Ellen O’Sullivan and Fiona Barry. Joining the panel will be Coláiste Nano Nagle’s Elizabeth Georgina Pantskhava who will share with the audience her love of cycling but will also speak out about the issues herself and her peers face as they take to the road.
Catriona Tierney is a Limerick-based journalist and radio presenter. She currently co-hosts The Breakfast Show with Mark & Catriona from 6-9am Mondays-Fridays on Limerick’s Live95 radio station. Catriona is also a social columnist with the Limerick Post newspaper. As an MC, she has hosted various events including fashion shows, rugby events and charity luncheons, award ceremonies and corporate gigs… and she cycles!
Professor Orla Muldoon, head of the Department of Psychology in the University is a lecturer and research psychologist interested in applying psychological theory and methods to enhance understanding of everyday social phenomena. Through her work she seeks to explore solutions to real-world health and social problems and has completed work in the past on gender equality, social identity. Professor Muldoon has an expressed interest in exploring barriers to female participation in exercise and Green-Travel as part of a normal routine.
Anne Cronin is a daily cyclist in Limerick City; cycling to work and cycling with her children to school with the Limerick Cycle Bus – a group she set up with like-minded parents in January 2019 to facilitate children cycling to school safely across the city. The Cycle Bus has grown from strength to strength, with numbers reaching 20+ as the weather gets better. Anne is the Vice Chair of the Limerick Cycling Campaign and is an advocate for safer cycling infrastructure in the city as well as better city planning to facilitate vulnerable road users.
Limerick City North’s Cllr. Saša Novak Uí Chonchúir started cycling as a young child in her small hometown in Slovenia through to cycling in her college years in Ljubljana, a cycling capital. Speaking on behalf of the #andshecycles campaign Saša describes cycling in three words as “normal, convivial and liberating. “It’s faster than walking and much less restrictive than driving, which makes it the perfect mode of getting around villages, towns and cities. I believe we need more comprehensive and safe cycling infrastructure, but we also need role models who promote cycling as an everyday occurrence.”
We are encouraging active travel and there is a CocaCola Bikeshare station on Merchants Quay, a couple of steps from the City Hall. The venue is a 15 minute walk or a 8 minute cycle to the Limerick Train Station and there are a number of bus stops operated by Bus Éireann.
📸 Please note this this is a public community event admissible by registered ticket only. On the evening there will be press photography and audio recording of the panel discussion followed by Q&A 📸
We’d love to see you there and you can share the hashtag below and quotes from the Limerick focus group on your social media.
In 2019 Green-Schools worked with teenage girls to develop the #andshecycles campaign to shine a light on the barriers currently reducing the rate of girls choosing to cycle. The greatest success from the campaign launch was that it stirred up many necessary conversations around the social barriers which girls face in relation to cycling. #andshecycles is a national campaign that wants to help girls get back on their bikes while addressing some of the reasons they’re reluctant to in the first place.
Following the much anticipated #andshecycles launch event in Dublin in September 2019, the next phase of the campaign will take to the road with roadshow-style, regional events around the country. The #andshecycles Roadshow will be held in various different towns and cities across Ireland between February and May 2020.