Post of Coordinator for the Transport & Mobility Forum, Cork
(Temporary 3 month contract from December 31st 2017– March 31st 2018)
This post is funded by the Healthy Ireland Fund through Cork City LCDC
Cork City highlights PARK(ing) DAY 2016
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks. The event has become a global phenomenon since it started in San Francisco just a few years ago, with Cork being one of over 180 cities worldwide taking part.
Here in Corks PARK(ing) Day has been promoted by the Transport & Mobility Forum since 2014. This year as always it will take place on the 3rd Friday in September, so this Friday 16th September look out for some parklets on the streets of Cork.
This year parking spaces on the South Mall, McCurtain Street and Western road will be changed into relaxed citizen friendly spaces to enjoy. The space on the South Mall will feature furniture and flowers from the Churchfield Community Trust, McCurtain Street will also take on a floral theme supported by Kamla Flowers and given the traditional link with Turkish delight we hear some may be on offer from Sultan Delight there during the day. The HSE Health Promotion Unit will transform a space on Western Road where people can stop for a chat and a rest.
PARK(ing) Day is about creating awareness of sustainable travel and the need for better streets and public spaces. Consistently the cities with the most liveable streets are rated as the best cities to live and do business in. Good quality public spaces also make people healthier and happier.
Parking Day in Cork is organised in conjunction with the Transport and Mobility Forum (Cork) and supported by Cork County Council and Cork City Council.
For more information on the Transport & Mobility Forum – www.transportandmobilityforum.com and on
PARK(ing) Day – www.parkingday.org
Cheese and wine reception for the launch of a Cycle Safety Film Series and
“Revolution” , an Art exhibition of large scale prints combining illustration and photography,
both by students of St John’s College.
At the Unitarian Church, Princes Street
On Friday 19th June at 5.30 pm
St John’s Central College as part of Cork Bike Week 2015 are working on an exhibition of large scale prints combining illustration and photography, to promote cycling as an efficient, easy, healthy, eco-friendly alternative in Cork City. With support from Cork City Council, the work will be put on display in The Unitarian Church on Princes St on June 19th & 20th from 10am -5pm both days.
The main aim of the event is to promote Cork as a bike friendly city through the art of illustration.
This year’s Bike Week will draw to a close with the popular singles and mingles cycle which will start from outside City Hall at 2pm on Sunday 21st and finishes with a barbeque in the Flying Enterprise, with lots of interactive cycle themed activities in between, to help bikes (and their owners!) make new friends. This is a ticketed event so must be booked in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
also not forgetting the great photo competition with a Prize Fund of €1,000!
We are seeking photographs that highlight the beauty, adventure, fun, diversity and inspirational nature of cycling in Cork. Photographs can be taken anywhere in Cork City or County and must have a cycling related theme.
Prize fund of €1,000 to be won including 1st Prize of €500!!
The closing date for the competition is Friday 26th June 2015.
Terms and Conditions apply. Click here for full Terms and Conditions
CORK BIKE WEEK IS BACK BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER
Cork Bike Week returns this June from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st of June 2015 as part of National Bike Week. With over 40 events scheduled throughout Cork, there are events to suit all ages and abilities including leisure cycles with local clubs and groups, a cycling photography competition, lunch time cycles and school events spread throughout Cork City and County. A full schedule of events is available on the website
One of the highpoints of Cork Bike Week each year is the Passage West to Blackrock Castle family fun cycle on Sunday 14th June starting at 11am. Families can enjoy FREE exhibit entry, musical bike games, face-painting and refreshments at the Castle after their efforts.
National Cycle to Work/School Day takes place on Wednesday the 17thof June. This coincides with a lunchtime cycle to beautiful Fitzgerald’s Park, where a free open-air concert will take place and light refreshments will be provided for those who arrive on bikes. So we urge HSE staff, no matter where your base is in Cork City to round up a group of work colleagues and come along.
The week may also provide people with the opportunity to try out the Bike Share scheme which launched in the city recently. Even if you are unable to participate in any of the events, feel free to just get out on your bike anytime anywhere for even a short journey.
Cork Bike Week is coordinated by a multi-agency group comprising of Cork County Council, Cork City Council, Cork Sports Partnership, HSE South Health Promotion Department, Cork Cycling Campaign, Cork Environmental Forum, UCC and An Taisce with support from local clubs, groups, communities and schools.
THIRD TIDE NEWSLETTER ONLINE!
We are happy to send you the third issue of the TIDE newsletter. TIDE is a European project that kicked off in October 2012 and brings together cities in the field of urban transport innovation. The mission of TIDE is to enhance the broad transfer and take-up of fifteen innovative urban transport and mobility measures throughout Europe and to make a visible contribution to establishing them as mainstream measures.
The TIDE newsletter aims to keep you informed about the project’s progress and intermediate results. In this third newsletter, you will learn about the TIDE work done so far. TIDE is now involving 65 European cities in its take-up activities and has developed practical transferability and cost-benefit assessment methodologies.
In each TIDE newsletter we also put one of the TIDE cities in the spotlight. This time you can read more about Donostia – San Sebastiàn, working on bicycle parking and people-friendly streets within TIDE’s activities on non-motorised transport modes.
Click here to read the third TIDE newsletter!
REGISTER NOW FOR THE TIDE E-LEARNING COURSES!
The EU TIDE project has established a series of online courses for those interested in bringing innovative transport solutions to their own town, city or region.
Course topics include:
1. Road pricing and parking pricing measures
2. Cycle parking
3. Open transport data
4. Electric mobility charging infrastructure and clean logistics
5. Public transport organisation and public transport market research
6. Integrating new measures into your sustainable urban mobility planning
7. Analysing the impacts of new mobility measures
Who are the courses for?
What will you gain?
Cars sold in 2013 were 4 % more efficient than the year before, according to provisional data. Average carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre have continued to fall, so in 2013 the European Union fleet already collectively met its legal target for 2015.
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More subscriptions are available at EEA Subscriptions
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
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