TMF Cork 2019 Mix Your Mode Seminar- ‘Healthy Commuting Options and the Built Environment’
The Transport and Mobility Forum Cork is delighted to announce this year’s Mix Your Mode Seminar will take place on Friday 29th March at Cork City Hall. This year’s theme is ‘Healthy Commuting Options and the Built Environment’ which aims to explore how the built environment influences active travel. The seminar offers stakeholders a great opportunity to hear about and discuss modern sustainable and active travel developments and goals for Cork as well as learning about the Regional Assembly, EU Sustainable Transport projects, the work of SUSTRANS in Northern Ireland, Enhancing the Built Environment to make it more inclusive and other best practice examples here and abroad.
The half day seminar will be a combination of talks and discussions with opportunity for networking during the interval refreshments. There will be 4 keynote speakers as follows:
1) MatchUP, European Mobility Week and Good Practice case studies by Rose Power*, EU Projects Officer, The Southern Regional Assembly
2) SUSTRANS Case Study- European funded CHIPS project in East Belfast by Gordon Clarke, SUSTRANS National Director for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
3) ‘Enhancing the built environment and public transport modes for people with sight loss’ by Jessica Ní Mhaoláin, Disability Rights Advocate and Advisor to Liadh Ní Riada MEP for Ireland South.
4) Michelstown Walkability Audit by Cllr Kay Dawson, Fine Gael (Cork County Council)
Following the speakers and a break for refreshments, attendees will participate in 1 of 4 different discussions relating to the promotion and development of sustainable and active travel. These workshop discussions will result in goals which we aim to take forward as individual projects. The workshop discussions are:
- Your journey today- a discussion around the different modes travelled today by attendees and how they could be improved. Facilitated by Sandy McGroarty (TMF Coordinator)
- Small Changes, Big Impact- how low cost measures in the built environment can lead to big behavioural change. Facilitated by Jeanette Fitzsimon (Lecturer UCC MPLAN)
- Mapping workshop for Cork City- Mapping the 5 and 10 minute city and looking at the boundary extension. Facilitated by Shane Clarke (CEO Nano Nagle)
- The Built Environment from the perspective of people with mixed mobility. Facilitated by Jessica Ni Mhaolain.
Mix Your Mode on your journey to the Seminar!
As part of this year’s Seminar we are asking you to ‘Walk the Talk’ and ‘Mix Your Mode’ when travelling there and back. A discussion will feature on the day looking at your experience of the different modes of transport and how they could potentially be improved. If you are taking the bus or train, why not hop on one of our public bikes and cycle to City Hall where there is a doc to park up (https://www.bikeshare.ie/cork.html). Or you could bring along your own bike, we even have a pump station outside the venue. If you are driving, you could choose to avoid the city centre traffic and parking fees by jumping on the Black Ash Park and Ride which drops you right outside City Hall (https://www.corkcity.ie/en/council-services/services/parking-services/where-to-park/the-black-ash-park-ride.html). You could simply use your legs and soak up the atmosphere of the third friendliest city in the world (https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/discover/cork-voted-third-friendliest-city-in-the-world-861952.html)! Or surprise us with an even more unusual mixture of travel modes!
Please note that full details of each of the events below can be found on clicking on link of each title event.
2018 Past events…
Mix Your Mode Seminar 3rd May 2018 – Sustainable and Active Travel.
Presentations from 4 seminar talks:
Mix Your Mode Connectivity and Active Travel Seminar offers stakeholders a great opportunity to hear about and discuss modern sustainable and active travel developments and goals for Cork. Given the significant increase in population projected for Cork City and County over the next 20 years, the challenge is to have sustainable economic growth whilst maintaining a good quality of life for residents, visitors, local businesses and communities. The half day seminar will be a combination of talks and discussions relevant to Cork. From these discussions we aim, with your input, to produce outcomes which will progress sustainable and active travel measures for the benefit of Cork.
Mix Your Mode week of events 16-22 April 2018
Wednesday 18th April 2018 from 7-9pm. You’re welcome to join us for a free 2 hour guided ‘Four cities history walk’… meet Darren at 7pm outside Elizabeth Fort, Barrick Street, Cork.
Tuesday 17th April (PM) Mahon school trip on bus from Mahon to Blarney Castle to get students used to mix of travel modes e.g. walking and using the bus. Bus Eireann are kindly providing free transport whilst Blarney Castle kindly sponsoring event with free entry.
Thursday 19th April from 3.30pm-5pm Bring along your bike for basic repairs and advice from Cillian at City Council forecourt on Anglesea Street, Cork
Friday 20th April from 1pm-2.30pm – You’re welcome to join Darren for a free and leisurely lunch-time history walk… meet Darren at 1pm outside Cork City Library, Grand Parade. Hear about our great City’s heritage.
16-22nd April – TMF Facebook competition to win park and ride vouchers and train tickets for liking and sharing the various events and information posts that we put on Facebook during the week.
2017 Past events…
Parking Day September 2017
Mix YourMode 2017
Parking Day 2016
Parking Day 2015
Parking Day 2014
Mix Your Mode 2014