Coca-Cola Zero, the National Transport Authority and the four city councils of Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway have come together to celebrate the many thousands of persons who choose to cycle in our cities, especially for commuting to work or education. Events will take place on Thursday September 22nd 2016, which is celebrated across European Cities as “In Town Without My Car” (or “Car Free”) day.
The numbers of persons choosing to cycle is growing every year. The four Irish cities are delighted to celebrate and recognise our daily cyclists, and their positive choice for accessing the city. In particular, the public bikes schemes, all sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero, have had a significant impact on the cities. Across the four cities, these bike systems collectively carry approximately 13,000 daily trips. This represents a significant element in our overall cycling numbers, and in our cities’ transport mix.
In Dublin, Dublin City Council will have a “Public Transport Through The Ages” family event on Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1 from 3pm to 7pm on the 22nd September 2016.
Wolfe Tone Square will host a family event displaying an old tram and bus from the Dublin Transport Museum manned by our very own conductor as part of Mobility Week 2016. There will face painting, music and a number of fun activities for everyone to enjoy on the day. Tea, coffee and refreshments are availability in the resident Tram Café on the square. This is a free family event and open to everyone to enjoy.
Coca-Cola Zero will be rewarding and refreshing users of the Coca-Cola Zero-sponsored public bike schemes who leave the car behind on 22nd September. Cycle-In Cafés will ‘pop-up’ at locations in the City where scheme users can pull in to enjoy some pastries, sandwiches and refreshments without ever leaving their bike. Coca-Cola Zero has also arranged for some surprise goodies which will be found in the baskets of the bikes on the day.
“Car-free day on Thursday 22nd September is important because it appeals to a wide audience. We are calling on everyone to take part, and look forward to welcoming both new and regular cyclists to our Cycle-In Cafés for some refreshments,” said Aoife Nagle, Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola Ireland.
For more information please see www.mobilityweek.eu or follow #mobilityweek on social media