Bike Week 2020

This year Bike Week looks a little different. We’ve organised online meetings, info sessions and working groups since March, and so we’re using this experience to bring you a series of webinars with guests from Ireland, Europe, and the USA.

Bike Parking and the Bottom Line

Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020, 1pm – 2pm

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on local businesses and retail in Galway city and county. Galway Cycling Campaign invites you to a lunchtime webinar on how quality bike parking can boost local business. We’re all living our lives more locally these days. Government advice is to walk or cycle where possible.  International research shows that quality bike parking is an investment in local, loyal and frequent customers.

  • His Excellency, Adriaan Palm,  Ambassador at The Netherlands Embassy to Ireland
  • Dutch expert (TBC)
  • Richard Guiney, CEO of Dublin Town

>Register for webinar<

Safer Roads, Safer Cities, Better Lives: The view from Europe and the UN

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020, 1pm – 2pm

Decisions made by the European Commission and the UN have an impact on the road design and safety of our urban roads, residential streets, and bóithirín. Insights into the impact of the lockdown on road safety from across Europe will be discussed as well as ideas for how we deal with a transition out of it. 

Lower speed limits and 30kmph zones are hot topics right now after recent public consultations in Galway and Dublin – and the UN. 

Our guests from Europe will share how and why safe walking and cycling infrastructure and reducing speeds must be at the heart of our transport and mobility evolution.

  • Matthew Baldwin, the first European Coordinator for Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility
  • Ellen Townsend Policy Director at the European Transport Safety Council

>Register for webinar<

MOTHERLOAD, the movie

MOTHERLOAD, virtual community screening in Galway and Q&A with director Liz Canning

Date: Sunday, 27 September 2020, 7.30pm – 10pm

Our grand finale to Bike Week 2020 is hosting MOTHERLOAD as a virtual community screening and covideo party. We’re delighted that director Liz Canning will join us for a Q&A on Zoom immediately afterward for a panel discussion with urban liveability and health experts.

This 86 minute documentary from the USA captures a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of modern life, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. It won a Sundance Special Jury Prize in 2019.

 Join the covideo party on Twitter using the hashtags #MOTHERLOAD #MOTHERLOADgalway

Post-screening Q&A with

  • Liz Canning, director of MOTHERLOAD
  • Neasa Bheilbigh, Galway Cycle Bus

>Register for screening and Q&A webinar<

Bike Week 2020 webinars hosted by Galway Cycling Campaign are funded through a grant awarded by Galway City Council through the Active Travel initiative by the Government of Ireland

World Bicycle Day – Rethinking Mobility: cycling for a safe Covid recovery

As part of UN World Bicycle Day, Galway Cycling Campaign will attend a special webinar on the topic of cycling for a safe Covid-19 recovery and beyond. We have sent an invitation to this event to members of the Galway’s City Mobility Team, all Galway TDs, and to all city and county councillors – and the public are also welcome to join.

A special webinar will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 3 June, to celebrate World Cycling Day and bring together. Rethinking Mobility: Cycling for a safe COVID-19 Recovery and beyond is organised by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF).

The event will present recommendations and discuss with leading decision-makers and cycling advocates how we can take advantage of the current crisis to rethink our urban mobility systems and redesign cities for good.  

The guest speakers are significant urban mobility specialists within Europe:

  • Karima Delli, MEP, Chair of Transport and Tourism Committee, European Parliament
  • Christophe Najdovski, Deputy Mayor for Transport and Public Space, City of Paris, and ECF President
  • Miguel Gaspar, Deputy Mayor for Mobility and Safety, City of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Saskia Kluit, Member of Dutch Senate and Director, Fietserbond, The Netherlands
  • Will Haynes, Infrastructure Director, Sustrans, United Kingdom
Karima Delli, MEP

The webinar ‘Rethinking Mobility: Cycling for a safe COVID-19 Recovery and beyond’ will take place on Wednesday 3 June 2020 for 90 minutes duration between 1pm and 2.30pm [14:00 – 15:30 CEST].

All are welcome to join. The event is highly recommended by the Galway Cycling Campaign.

Register here at the website of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF).

Galway Cycling Campaign is a member of the ECF through Cyclist.ie – the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network.

World Bicycle Day takes place on Wednesday, 3 June 2020