Mix Your Mode Seminar
“Active Travel & Connectivity”
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Check out full details and gallery of pictures from the week on the Transport and Mobility Forum website. T&MForum Website
Mix Your Mode is back again for the second year taking place between the 24th -30th August. This sustainable travel initiative is being organised by the Transport and Mobility Forum, Cork, which emerged from last year’s campaign, in conjunction with BATTERIE. The week encourages you to dust down your bike, put on your walking shoes and make an effort to travel more sustainably by using public transport or carpooling. Further details of the week’s event’s at www.transportandmobilityforum.com
“Mix Your Mode” Mobility Initiative 24th -30th March 2014
Mix Your Mode
What It Is
This project was initiated by Cork Environmental, in 2013. This year through the partnership of the Transport and Mobility Forum, and support from the South West Regional Authority through their BATTERIE project there will be a dedicated week from 24th -30th March to encourage people to mix their mode of transport with an emphases on more sustainable ways of getting around. Options such as the bus, train, cycling, walking and even use of the new electric Go Cars in the city will be promoted. The aim being that through positive experiences in adapting new ways of getting around people will continue changed behaviour patterns in how they get to and from school, work, the shops, a football match or the gym.
When & Where
The initiative will run for a week in March and will primarily take place in Cork city and surburban areas such as bus and train commuter routes. March marks the beginning of Spring with longer evening and better weather. It is a time when people emerge from Winter and want to become more active.
Three key target areas of the initiative focus on the following:
The programme is still being finalised and wil be added to but the following are the main focus days.
FOCUS ON SCHOOLS
Tues 25th March
FOCUS ON COLLEGES
Wed 26th March:
FOCUS ON COBH
Thurs 27th March
FOCUS ON WORKPLACES
Event at Mahon Point Shopping Centre to include:
Target: – All workplaces in the Mahon Area, City Gate, CSO, Shopping Centre and Retail outlets.
Friday 28th March
FOCUS ON SHOPPERS – “In town with Bike or Bus”
REDFM will be the media partner again and will have a similar promotional campaign to 2013.
It is hoped to have giveaways such as Park and Ride Vouchers, Commuter Tickets, Rail Discounts, the new LEAP cards and being able to use an electric bike for a half day etc. for the week.
We hope that with some encouragement people will engage in trying different ways of getting to their everyday activities whether work, school, meeting a friend, going to a concert or football game and that the changed behaviour will continue in the future. By using more sustainable modes of transport this will help reduce CO2 and make Cork a cleaner city with less traffic congestion.
There will be an information stand which will be set-up in key locations during the week and a survey to collate information on travel behaviour.
Current partners include the following organisations who are members of the Transport and Mobility Forum.
Cork City and County Council
Green Schools and SMILE Programmes
University College Cork
Cork Institute of Technology
HSE Health Promotion Unit & Healthy Cities
Cork Community Bikes
South East Cork Area Development (SECAD)
South West Regional Authority (SWRA)
Some pictures from last year
Deirdre Hosford Galvin, support s Mix Your Mode’s campaign as she gets on her bike with the shopping at Bandon’s Riverview shopping centre. Mix Your Mode enters its final campaign week from the 18th – 24th March with a focus on shopping and leisure and encourages everyone to adopt more sustainable ways of doing these everyday activities.
Deirdre from her Operation Transformation experience agrees that changing behaviour is all about a change in your attitude and mind set and the experience of the programme she feels has really helped her to bring a focus to becoming more active. Sustainable travel is generally more active travel and the benefits extend to our health, our pockets, our quality of life and the environment.
Mix Your Mode Shopping/ Leisure week encourages retailers to participate in a shop front display competition, shops supporting the initiative will have shopping bags to give out and may even put in place some special offers. As always the week kicks off with the Information Stand and Bike Repair Workshop from the kiosk near Electric on the South Mall on Monday 18th from 1pm -3pm. Bring that puncture to be repaired or those brakes mended! Competitions and giveaways continue with our associate partners RED FM, tune in to find out more.
Each one of us can choose to make a change to the way we travel, which can mean using a combination of modes of transport. Have you Mixed Your Mode?- do let us know.
The CEF Information Stand for the start of Mix Your Mode, joined by Dave at GoCar, Cillian Read of the Bike Shed, Darren, CEF & Cork Community Bikes with Dave and Ali on their Mix Your Mode bicycles provided by Victoria Cross Cycles for the campaign and haveing a go on the tandem with Darren!
Overall encouraging everyone to Mix their Mode!
|Week 4th – 10th March|
|School||Monday 4th||Tuesday 5th||Wednesday 6th||Thursday 7th||Friday 8th|
|Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (B) Glasheen Boys’ N.S.||Friendship Week – Walk to school with your buddy!||Activities all week promoting coming to school by different means|
|Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (G) Glasheen Girls’ N.S.||March on Monday||Skipping on Tuesday||Dressing as Where’s Wally and WOW!||Book Character Thursday||Fitness Friday|
|St. Colman’s Community College, Midleton||Wheelbarrow Wednesday! Students have organised designated Park’n’Stride Spots around the schools and some students are even going to come to school by wheelbarrow!|
|Scoil Chlochair Mhuire, Carrigtwohill||Car Free Carrigtwohill! – Week Long Activities including ‘Moon Walk Monday’!||Walk on Wednesday WOW||Feet First Friday!|
|St Brendan’s The Glen||March on Monday||TipToe Tuesday||Walk on Wednesday WOW||Trot on Thursday||Feet First Friday!|
|Watergrasshill National School||March on Monday||TipToe Tuesday||Walk on Wednesday WOW||Trot on Thursday||Feet First Friday!|
|Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane||Encouraging use of different Transport modes for the week||Car Free Zone around the school – Ticket only entry!|
|Gaelscoil Mhachan (Mahon)||Encouraging use of different Transport modes for the week|
|Beaumont Boys National School||Walk on Wednesday WOW|
|Beaumont Girls National School||Walk on Wednesday WOW|
|Scoil Barra, Ballincollig||Carpool Crocodiles! Plus encouraging use of different Transport modes for the week|
|Walterstown NS||Encouraging use of different Transport modes for the week||Walk on Wednesday WOW|
|Ringaskiddy Lower Harbour N.S.||Walk on Wednesday WOW|
|Scoil Chill Ruadhain (Brooklodge) Glanmire||Encouraging use of different Transport modes for the week|
|Sundays Well Boys National School||To be confirmed|
|St. Marks The Glen||To be confirmed|
|Scoil Bhride (Eglantine)||Encouraging use of different Transport modes for the week|
4th -18th March: Additional 201 bus service to CIT. Additional 201 Bus Service for CIT students to make their 9am lectures. Bus starts at Mayfield, Lotabeg at 8am and reaches CIT at 8:45am. (route via Ballyvolane, Commons Rd. Blackpool, Farranree Church, Eircom, Harbourview Rd. Sundayswell, Victoria Cross) supported by Bus Eireann & CIT.
There will be 8 spaces available. Start is 9.30 in UCC Main Campus (at Student Centre / Honan Chapel). People need to bring their own bikes and sign up in advance with Cork Community Bikes – contact: Darren at 085 1365581.
Saturday 9th March: Midleton Railway Station – focus on travelling by rail, information stand at the railway station 9.30am -12.30pm. SECAD will have an Rural Transport Bus service arriving in Midleton train station at roughly 11.30 on the 9th. Martha Doyle, local ecar ambassador will also be there with the ESB ecar. Bike Dr. session.
In the afternoon the information stand will be at the square near the Granary in Midleton.
In association with RED FM
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