During Mobility Week, 16-22 of September, thousands of organizations around the world perform actions to raise awareness in traffic and make life in cities more sustainable. But one date in particular mobilizes not only organizations but also communities, schools and citizens: the Park(ing) Day.
Every year, people from different cultures take care of parking spaces and transform it in a mini park in an attempt to make the population and the government more aware of the need for cities more vivid and less cars.
Parking Day this year will be held on September 20th and is already taking shape. On the campaign website you can download The Parking Day Lincense and the Parking Day Manual to begin arranging your own campaign. You’ll just need to choose a parking spot and fill it with artistic attractions.
Take a look at inspirational past actions of Park(ing) Day Campaign that have been held in several countries:
Dublin is among the 15 first world’s friendliest bike cities, judged by two-wheeled advocacy group Copenhagenize. The city was ranked 11th, behind Berlin. The standard of review involves issues such as “has the city planned bike racks?” “The streets are designed for use of bicycles?” “Has the city a strong culture of bike?”
According with Copenhagenize:
Dublin is the Great Bike Hope among Emerging Bicycle Cities. Visionary political will can be all too fleeting but the city seems to keep on pushing forward. The city still has bicycles on the brain and the National Transport Authority is trying to provide a tailwind. Dublin’s incredibly successful bike share programme has been instrumental in reestablishing the bicycle on the urban landscape. Now larger-scale infrastructure projects and a city-wide cycling strategy can take the city to the next level as it tackles rising urbanisation with little room left for more cars. 30 km/h zones and bicycle infrastructure have combined to make Dublin the safest EU capital.
With a modal share of 7.5%, the city centre can sometimes boast of double digits. An incredible rise over just six or so years. Dublin is the only city after Amsterdam and Copenhagen to retain their placement on the Index. They scored high on the bonus points. They remain an inspiration and a city to watch.
But there is more to be happy about. The summer edition of Cycling in Dublin newspaper has revealed some some figures related to bicycle use in the Irish capital, as follow in the video bellow.
This campaign is an online project from Griffith College Dublin’s course Masters in Applied Digital Media. The project was born from the love of Larissa for online campaigns that engage people into a better world. The main objective is to inspire Dubliners to use bicycle as prime form of transportation.
It is a website of a program that offers facilities for employees and employers who use bicycles to go to work. The main functions of the webpage are: contact, how to find teachers to help on learning to cycle, and information about how to take good care of bikes.
It is a website of a volunteer network that offers classes of bike maintenance (for communities or one person), repair service for companies, and sale of recycled second hand bikes. The website also works as a showroom of the services and contact.
It is the official website for the bike system available on Dublin streets. The website contains information about how it works and all the benefits of the service.
It is a Dublin City Council project led by dublin.ie and Roads & Traffic Department. The website offers information about cycling in Dublin, cycling maps, public bike scheme, and safe cycling.