Submission made to Galway City Council on their draft Public Realm Strategy.Galway-Cycling-Campaign-Submission-Galway-Public-Realm-Strategy-Sep-2019
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Explanation: what’s all this?
As part of Census 2016 everyone in Ireland on Census night had where they live along with the location of their workplace, school or college recorded and processed. These data, along with people’s primary mode of transport (and other demographics) have been made publicly available on a neighbourhood-level.
Here we have mapped these data at a neighbourhood level in and around Galway City. This shows each area by the levels at which people begin their trip by bike to work or education (by origin). This can be displayed as the total number or as the percentage in a neighbourhood. We also show areas which are the destination of peoples journey to work or education by similar summaries.
Other data include the total numbers of people travelling from an area to work, school or college, or travelling to an area. The percentage of households which have access to a car/van, can also be displayed.
Each location is clickable with more information, including the proportions of “Active transport” (walking and cycling) and “Private transport” (driving or being driven in a car/van/other private vehicle).
Example of how to read the map
In this example we choose checkbox
- ‘Cycling to destination (%),
- In the resulting map can see that area marked 2 is the darkest shade.
- This means that Salthill Village has the highest percentage of all trips to Salthill by Bike in Galway City.
- This does not mean that Salthill has greater numbers cycling to it as a destination compared with Galway City Centre, it just means as a percentage of all trips it has a greater proportion relative to other modes.
- The elipse shape(marked in light yellow) shows Galway Golf Club Course. So pretty obvious no Galway Golf Club Golfers take the Cargo Bike to the Golf Club :¬)
Your journey, your story?
What about where you live or where you work or go to school? Are they cycling hot-spots or cycling deserts? Let us know what it is like to cycle your daily journey in the comments, or get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and maybe we could profile your neighbourhood? Could the cycling infrastructure be improved (yes, of course it’s Galway!) and if so how?
On your bike
Free social leisure rides for adults of all ages. Looking for a reason to get back on your bike? Here’s your opportunity. Follow your leader, meet new people, get some exercise and socialise in a small, local group.
Sign up to Galway events, led by Dan Clabby:
- Huntsman to Oranmore and back (Friday evening) (26/07/2019) 17:00pm
- Huntsman to Oranmore and back (Sunday) (28/07/2019) 12:00noon
- Huntsman to Oranmore and back (bank holiday monday) (05/08/2019) 12:00noon
These will start at ‘Hunstman’ via Lakeshore dr, Dun na mara dr, Hawthorn dr (stop a few seconds for sea view), Fucsia dr, Ballyloughane rd, Murrough ave, Lurgan pk, Lois an uisce, Murrough dr. Stopping for halfway refreshment break at Galway Crystal (or Norios if evening event) … Continuing on Rosshill rd, Old Dublin rd, Coast rd R338 hard shoulder, and all the way through Oranmore main st. to ‘Brazzco coffee’ above Lidl (or BASILICO if evening event) for a light snack before returning to Hunstman by the same route.
More trips will added over the coming months.
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Family Cycling Treasure Hunt
The annual Family Cycling Treasure Hunt is a chance for children and adults to explore Galway by bike and learn more about cycling safety, skills and culture.
Date & Time: Sunday 26th of June, 2011 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: Starting at Renmore AFC Clubhouse
On Sunday the 26th of June 2011 the annual Galway Cycling Campaign Bicycle Treasure Hunt closes this years bike week in Galway. A family oriented event with a focus on junior cyclists, it will start from the Soccer Club on Renmore Avenue. Participants can arrive by car if they choose, and stay within a relatively traffic-free environment following quiet residential roads for a couple of hours of two-wheeled fun. (Helmets optional – entry is free!)
The Treasure hunters will need to collect cycling related facts from volunteers and from information provided on temporary signs. The cycle campaign would provide the personnel to guide the participants in answering questions at various points and provide the facts about the potential for cycling in Galway.
• How long to cycle to Eyre Square from XXXXX?
• How many people live within a 25-minute cycle of school or work?
• Whats your favourite kind of bike?
There will also be cycling skills lessons and “tests”, e.g. “Show me how to give a hand signal”; “Show me how to use your brakes”. Registration runs from 2-3pm and families can take the course in their own time. Everyone gathers back at the soccer club for bike maintenance checks, refreshments and a prize draw at five pm.
Enjoy a free night of short films about, featuring and inspired by bicycles, at the Eye Cinema in Galway. Find out more about the event and register for admittance on http://bikemovie.eventbrite.com
About the event
A celebration of bicycles through films.
A bike-inspired cinema night is one of the novelties planned to add a fresh spark to this summer’s National Bike Week festival.
The series of eight short films explores the depiction of bicycles on film and the work of Irish and international filmmakers interested in this topic.
Highlights of the evening’s celluloid celebration include excerpts from Belfast native Andy Yoong’s new film Break the Cycle, starring Maeve Baxter along with Daniel and Gerard Wolfe, whose exploits on bikes are truly inspirational. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Mourne mountains and Dublin mountain biking trails, this film features the best Irish downhill riders who narrate their passion for the sport and how important this activity is to ‘break the cycle’ of everyday life.
The evening will also see Niamh Kennedy’s directorial outing documenting the exploits of Dublin cycle couriers – a unique subculture of the Dublin cycling scene. Film buffs will be on the edge of their seats for the Irish cinema premiere of Danny MacAskill’s exploits across the Scottish highlands, and the works of international filmmakers including Coline Maldec on Parisian bike culture, and Canadian Mike McKinley’s examination of BMXers in Vancouver locating urban spots to ride.
Chris Tierney, one of the event organisers, says, “It has been a privilege to work with inspiring filmmakers and collaborators throughout, and we hope you enjoy the resulting programme that is on offer this year, which we are sure will be a spectacular movie night to remember.”
The evening will be of interest to cyclists and non-cyclists alike.
The Galway Bike Festival movie night is being held in the Eye Cinema, and is organised by the Galway Cycling Campaign and supported by the Galway City Council and the Eye Cinema.
The festival, which runs from 18–26 June, will also feature public events with live music, and live cycling performances in Eyre Square.