Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Cork
210.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Community Culture & Placemaking
Frank Fitzgerald
City Hall
Anglesea Street
Cork
++353 868127751

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Launch of an electric bike initiative with local partners to increase the use of electric bikes as a mode of transport. This included the launch of a new website www.we-bike.ie, which provides a one-stop location for people who wish to find out more about e-bikes. We used local ambassadors to tell their story on how e-bikes have made a positive impact on their lives. This launch heavily covered in local and national media as it was the first of its kind in Ireland and was supplemented by a billboard campaign

After a previous successful trial, Cork City Council also launched a scheme for the installation of 10 new parklets in the city. Community groups and businesses were asked to express their interest in the installation of parklets in their locality.
19 September
FUNdamentals of BMX - Tramore Valley Park - A fun BMX skills introduction session with Cork BMX Club

Down the Line with a 99, Pairc Ui Chaoimh - Passage Cycle - Fun and sociable cycle for families/occasional cyclists starting at Páirc Uí Chaoimh using the Old Railway Line to Passage West and back!
Bike Week Cycle to Cobh & Proceeding Bike Doctor - A cycle out to Cobh out the old railway greenway. There will be a break for a picnic in Cobh before beginning the journey back to the city.

Electric Bike Conversions - The Basics -Showing how easy it can be to convert a normal pedal bike into an e-bike, and what your options are. This will help anyone considering an e-bike conversion how it's possible to do it themselves.

Cycle on the green - A Cork City Council initiative to bring cycling into local housing estates, to give children aged between 10-12 cycling skills and basic bike maintenance.
20 September
Learn To Cycle Online Helmet Set Up Video 3 -This video supports you to learn about helmet set up for learning to cycle. It includes tips for fitting, adjusting the helmet and the tip test

Bike Week Cycle to Waterfall & proceeding Bike Doctor -​A cycle out to Mullinavasigh Waterfall out through Ballincollig Regional Park old railway greenway. There will be a break for a picnic at the Waterfall before beginning the journey back to the city.

Cycle Bus Online Forum Discussion - Tune in for a panel discussion on the joys of the ‘Cycle-Bus’, hear from Irish bike-bus pioneers from Galway & Limerick and find out how they started.
21 September
Cork City Libraries Bike Books & Competitions -Road Safety competitions and bike book displays with Cork City Libraries

Bike Week day time long cycle to Ballincollig & proceeding bike doctor - A cycle out the Curraheen Greenway to Ballincollig Castle and back via the Ballincollig Regional Park

Bike Week Islands of Cork History Cycle - A guided historical tour of the Islands of Cork City by Bike

Bike Doctor Clinic Cork University Hospital - Checking for problems before they get worse, helping you look after your bike better

An Oige Leisure Cycle to Ballincollig -Explore Cork's cycle paths to Ballincollig

Electric Bike Conversion -If you've decided to go for a conversion or you're deciding, Cork Community Bikes will help by showing you step-by-step how an ebike conversion can be done.

Learn To Cycle Online Striding Video 4 -This video introduces striding and provides tips to get started along with some fun games and activities.
22 September
Try an Electric Bike at Blackrock Castle - Introduction to using an electric bike includes a demonstration of how to use the bike

Screening of the film ‘Motherload’ with a panel discussion - A cargo-bike documentary, followed by a live post-film online discussion panel

Bike Week Cycle to Blarney & proceeding Bike Doctor - A cycle out to Blarney Castle, on to the Blarney to Waterloo Greenway and back to Cork

Cork Community Bikes, Bike Maintenance: Brakes -This is an introductory session on brakes, and will give a better understanding of how these should work

Learn To Cycle Online Programme Gliding Video 5 -This video introduces you to Gliding and shares fun tasks and activities for you and your cyclist to enjoy

Installation of an indoor bicycle rack in a shopping centre in the city. A further 30+ bicycle parking locations to be installed before the end of the year.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Other: nearly 50 bike parking racks to be installed before the end of the year
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Launch of accessibility plans
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places