NEWS IN BRIEF: Here’s details of and links to more webinars being hosted by Irish cycling campaigners as part of Bike Week 2020:
Join us online today from 5pm-6pm for the launch of “A Vision For Cycling in Rural Ireland" as part of #BikeWeek2020!— KerryCyclingCampaign (@kerrycyclingcam) September 23, 2020
The vision will be launched by Minister Malcom Noonan TD and followed by speakers from across the country
Register at:https://t.co/dQGsJTaFax pic.twitter.com/Cntb9lJCCE
Our #BikeWeek2020 webinar series continues on Wednesday at 3pm with a focus on school transport. We'll hear about @DubCityCouncil's School Zones initiative and @Fingalcoco's School Streets project.— Dublin Cycling Campaign (@dublincycling) September 22, 2020
Register for free here: https://t.co/TIyrMnhQqv pic.twitter.com/dWOVdjJRFZ
Bike Parking and the Bottom Line— Galway Cycling Campaign (@GalwayCycling) September 20, 2020
Dutch Ambassador HE Adriaan Palm and Richard Guiney of Dublin Town join us for a special lunchtime #BikeWeek2020 webinar about how bike parking supports local business #ShopByBikeGalway
📍Thurs 24 Sept, 1-2pm
Register https://t.co/11E2IzWD48 pic.twitter.com/mMXjA5IUkk
🎧 Webinar Alert 🎧— cyclist.ie (@cyclistie) September 22, 2020
Join guests @sabrinadekker, @SusanTheSilent, and @colmpbyrne along with chair @sileginnane for a discussion this Thurs at 9am!
Register: https://t.co/6wVJZE47ys pic.twitter.com/7Q20cX07RH
And recording of the webinars are expected to be uploaded, such as this one:
You can find the playback from our Monday webinar done in collaboration with @sdublincoco here: https://t.co/HE5PyRlw9W— Kevin Baker (@__kbaker__) September 22, 2020
We will post the video recording from today's webinar about adapting cities for people in a pandemic later today.
Recordings of the unrelated to Bike Week, Irish / Dutch webinar series hosted by the Netherlands Embassy in Dublin and the Dutch Cycling Embassy are also starting to be uploaded — you can register for the third and final in the series, which happens a on October 1, here.
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