Encouraging cycling to education to be discussed by Dutch and Irish cycling experts this Thursday

IMAGE: The school run in Utrecht.

NEWS IN BREIF: After a mini-series of hosting webinars with Dutch and Irish cycling experts, the Dutch Cycling Embassy and the Netherlands Embassy in Dublin are back hosting a stand-alone webinar for EU Green Week on the topic of cycling to education this Thursday.

The free webinar ‘Encouraging Cycling to Schools and Third Level Institutes’ will take place using Zoom from 1-2pm (GMT) this Thursday, 22 October. Registration is required.

Speakers will include Bycs.org Dublin bicycle mayor and Green Party councillor Donna Cooney, Robert Egan of the travel section of Green Schools, Mark Wagenbuur of BicycleDutch, and Angela van der Kloof of Mobycon.

Van der Kloof is a consultant at Mobycon who has worked on projects in Ireland and, in the Netherlands, her work includes training immigrant women to cycle. Wagenbuur runs BicycleDutch, he has experience guiding Irish Dutch cycling study tour members around Dutch cities, and has visited Dublin for VeloCity (see video below).

The Dutch Cycling Embassy said: “This free webinar will focus on how we can encourage students of different ages, genders, and ethnicities to cycle to schools and third-level institutions. Irish and Dutch experts will speak about traffic safety education in the classroom, creating safe routes to school, and temporary initiatives schools can take to encourage more active travel. We will discuss how we can close the gender gap by encouraging more females to cycle, as well as how we can ensure immigrants and new arrivals to our communities feel equipped and confident to cycle.”

 

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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