Registration 11am, Cycle starts at 12pm
Join us for what is always a really enjoyable event, the cycle will start and finish from the new location of Fitzgerald’s Park. The leisurely cycle will take us along the quays and through the three main streets of the city, Patrick Street, South Mall and Oliver Plunkett Street. Followed by entertainment by the Good Rain and some activities and games. Bring a picnic or purchase refreshments from the Natural Foods Bakery.
Rebel Pedal is one of the local activities for European Mobility Week 16 -22 September is an annual campaign on sustainable urban mobility, organised with the support of the Directorates-General for the Environment and Transport of the European Commission. The aim of the campaign, which runs from 16 to 22 September every year, is to encourage European local authorities to introduce and promote sustainable transport measures and to invite their citizens to try out alternatives to car use. Since its introduction in 2002, the impact of European Mobility Week has been steadily growing, both across Europe and around the world. In 2011, a record number of 2,268 cities officially registered for the campaign. This year’s theme is:
Smart mobility. Strong economy.
Studies indicate that cities that promote sustainable transport are at a significant economic advantage over those that favour traditionally fuelled cars. From a governmental standpoint, investing in infrastructure for active travel, encouraging public transport use to reduce traffic congestion, and supporting bike-to-work schemes can save public money and boost local commerce.
From every angle, the economic benefits of smart mobility are plain to see – from the public to the private sector, from society at large to the individual. This year, EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is encouraging both local politicians and the public to look at smart and sustainable mobility as an investment for Europe.