Cork Institute of Technology – Lace-up organised by the gym, they are also piloting a GoCar and have installed electric vehicle charging points at the College. In conjunction with Bus Eireann an additional 201 service ran for the week to help get students to college by Bus.
A large number of the Green Schools throughout Cork City & County rose to the challenge of Mixing their Mode of travel to school with everything from highlighting Friendship Week by Walking to School with Your Buddy, Marching on Monday, Tip Toe Tuesday, Where’s Wally & WOW, Carpool Crocodiles & Feet First Friday.
Two of the Secondary schools, St. Colman’s Community College, Midleton and Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane got involved and highlighted sustainable travel with a Walk’n’Roll Wednesday and Footprint Friday. Lots of the schools also created wonderful poster sand displays for the week. However, the adoption of a more sustainable way of getting to school doesn’t stop here the children will continue to walk, cycle and catch the bus supported by parents, the schools and Ellen Murphy, Green Schools Travel Officer. This will help stop traffic conjestion and is a healthy way to start the day.
LAUNCH OF MIX YOUR MODE
SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL CAMPAIGN IN CORK CITY & COUNTY
Attended by the Lord Mayor Cllr. John Buttimer and Mayor of the County, Cllr. Barbara Murray Cork Environmental Forum launched their Mix Your Mode campaign today. Mix Your Mode takes place from the 4th – 24th March, 2013 in Cork City and county.
The launch which took place on Patrick Street featured the many modes of transport available to people including a bus, a GoCar, an ESB Electric Car, Dave and Ally from the RED FM promotions team came on City View Wheels electric bikes, children from Sunday’s Well school, who participated in the SMILES programme, were there on their bikes as was Stephan Koch, with the UCC Campus Bike, John from the Cycling Festival and Darren McAdam O’Connell and friend featured on a tandem. No room for another bus so the Lord Mayor displayed a model Park & Ride bus. However, the highlight certainly for some was Jessica Standrett in her wetsuit, displaying her very agile stand up paddle boarding skills – one way to get around on the river! This could catch on.
A large group of partners supporting this campaign were there including Anita Lenihan, Cork City Council, Fiona Connolly and Tim O’Leary, Bus Eireann, Ellen Murphy, Green Schools Travel Education Officer, Grainne Murnane, RED FM , Martha Doyle, ecar ambassador, Toni McCaul, SECAD, Dr. Mary Purcell, CIT Green Campus Director, Andrew Roche and Tim Lucey, Irish Rail, Niall, David and Leanne, GoCar, Sean O’Sullivan and Burkhard Blum, Avego, Shirley O’Shea, HSE Health Promotion Officer and Aislinn Staunton, Cork Chamber of Commerce.