Female participation in cycling in Ireland, the challenges currently faced and the measures required to overcome these barriers is the topic of a Transport Planning Society event next week.
The Transport Planning Society are covering the issues of cycling for woman and girls after such featured in the news recently — only 30% of people who cycle are women in Dublin, and overall fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school
each day in Ireland.
The event will include talks by Giulia Grigoli of the Dublin Cycling Campaign, which has run the ‘Women on Wheels’ project, and Jane Hackett, national manager of the Green-Schools Travel Programme, which recently launched the #andshecycles campaign.
It takes place at 18:30 on Wednesday October 30, 2019 and will be hosted at the NTA offices on Harcourt Lane, Dun Scéine, Dublin 2. The Transport Planning Society say that all are welcome, but you should register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grigoli will present the findings of the ‘Women on Wheels’ project conducted by the Dublin Cycling Campaign, examining current trends in female cycling in Dublin, the factors which are holding women back and the need to deliver more inclusive cycle facilities.
While Hackett will give an outline of the #andshecycles campaign from Green-Schools Travel, which focuses on encouraging teenage girls to cycle, by challenging the issues faced through video, social media and continued liaison with students.
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