Tomorrow (Monday) a group of Dublin Cycling Campaign advocates, who visited the Netherlands as part IrishCycle.com’s Dutch cycling study tour in September, are to ask: What can we learn from the Netherlands?
The event is the public part of the campaign’s monthly meeting which is to take place tomorrow Monday November 12 at 7pm at the Central Hotel Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
“The Netherlands is recognised a world leader in terms of cycling numbers and facilities. In September a group from Dublin went on a study visit to Utrecht to see what lessons can be learnt for Ireland,” said the campaign.
“The group included planners, engineers, road safety officers, councillors, and cycling advocates. As well as Utrecht, the group visited and cycled around Amsterdam, Nijmegen, and Eindhoven, travelling by train, with bicycles, between cities.”
The members of the group are set to give an overview of what they saw and what could be applied to Irish towns and cities.
The meeting will run from 7pm to 8.30pm with tea and coffee available from 6.30pm. The campaign added: “Afterwards you are welcome to join us in the lovely Library Bar of the Central Hotel to continue the discussions.”
The Dutch cycling study tour included going from Utrecht to Nijmegen and Eindhoven with 21 bicycles carried off-peak in different parts of single trains: