Dutch cycling webinars aim to give Irish audience a cycle of inspiration

IMAGE: Cycling in the Dutch town of Houten.

A series of free webinars covering cycling issues with local and Dutch experts is to be hosted by the Netherlands Embassy in Dublin and the Dutch Cycling Embassy presents — the first starts tomorrow (Thursday) and follows

The Dutch Cycling Embassy said that the webinars are aimed at representatives of the cycling sector, political representatives, local and national policymakers and representatives from the business community.

The webinars will cover design and planning principles developed by the Netherlands over time and how they can be applied in the Irish context.

The details of the three webinars are as follows:

  • Theme Session 1 on Thursday, 3 September – 13.00-14.00 (IST) – “Bicycle Parking: Building bike parking facilities and successful integration with public transport” with contributions from Brendan O’Brien, Head of Technical Services, Dublin City Council, Folkert Piersma, Project Manager, ProRail and Monique Harmsen, CEO, LumiGuide.
  • Theme Session 2 on Thursday, 17 September – 13.00-14.00 (IST) – “The Role of Business in Supporting Cycling and Creating Livable Spaces” with contributions from Graeme McQueen, Head of Communications, Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Erik Tetteroo, Mobility Consultant, APPM, and Kees van Ommeren, Partner, Decisio Research.
  • Theme Session 3 on Thursday, 1 October – 13.00-14.00 (IST) – “Developing Safe Rural Cycling Infrastructure” with contributions from Robert Burns, Director of Infrastructure and Climate Change, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Eric Nijland, Director, Fietsplatform, and Sjors van Duren, Cycling Consultant, Royal Haskoning.

Registration is required via dutchcycling.nl.

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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