Think you’ve got what it takes to beat an Olympic athlete?
The Cork public is invited to compete against World Champion and Olympic Medallist Walker Rob Heffernan as part of a unique event during European Mobility Week on Friday, September 20th, 2019.
Using low-carbon means of transport including walking, cycling and public transport, would-be ‘Race Against Rob’ competitors will meet at Kent Station at 11am and finish at Cork City Library on Grand Parade at 12.30pm for refreshments at the finish line.
The Transport and Mobility Forum will be holding three events on the day to show how Cork City and County are moving towards more low-carbon, active mobility.
The focus is on ‘safe walking and cycling’ and the ways active mobility can benefit our health, environment, and bank balances.
Drop by the Mobility Café
The race will be followed by a more relaxing Mobility Café in the City Library, where sustainable transport experts will discuss low-carbon transport and multi-modal interchanges from 1.30pm to 4.30pm with refreshments served afterwards (tickets are free and available here).
Guest speakers include:
- Sebastiaan Van Der Hijden, Strategic Mobility Advisor, Municipality of Utrecht, The Netherlands to present “Planning for People (& Bikes), Not for Cars”.
- Dr Brian Caulfield, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin to present on “Bike Sharing Connecting Mobility and Activity Hubs in Cork”
- Owen Shinkwin, Senior Planner, National Transport Authority and Kevin Burke, Principal Transport Planner, Jacobs to present the “Draft Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy 2040”
- Bernie Connolly, Coordinator Cork Environmental Forum, to present “Low Carbon Multi Modal Travel in Cork City”.