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Launch: Want free lunch, to win a bike, to hear the Trinity Belles?

Trinity is celebrating 10 years as a TFI Smarter Travel campus. We'll be celebrating by singing, speaking and giving away prizes, free bike lights and free lunch on Front Square at 1pm on Monday, 21st March. It's our opening event for Health and Sports Week. Here's what's happening:

Free lunch

Sandwiches and water will be provided for the first 40 students who attend. Generously provided by Dunnes Stores.

Singing

The Trinity Belles will sing "I want to ride my bicycle" by Queen. We're delighted to have a women's group sing as so few girls and women in Ireland cycle (have you seen the #AndSheCycles campaign or Women on Wheels?)

After the speeches, the Trinity and Boydell Singers will sing one of their concert pieces.

Prize Draw

Win a bike! Thanks to TravelHub who provide Trinity's Bike to Work Scheme, a lucky student could win the Sona Cheetah 46cm single speed bike pictured.

Win a hop on hop off bus tour! Thanks to DoDublin, you could win a hop on hop off bus tour for two. Perfect for anyone who is new to Dublin or wants to learn more about it.

Win an Irish Rail travel voucher! Thanks to Irish Rail, you could see Ireland by train with a €50 web voucher.

Speeches

The Provost Linda Doyle, the CEO of the NTA Anne Graham and the TCD SU Welfare Officer Sierra Mueller-Owens will make short speeches.

Showcase

Bleeper Bikes - provide sustainable urban mobility through smart active mobility. They will showcase their bikes and e-cargo bikes on campus. You can download the bleeper app and use their bikes all over Dublin. They're already on campus and in Trinity Hall. On the day you can check out:

  • Bleeper public bikes
  • Bleeper e-bikes
  • Cube e-cargo bikes

Call down to learn more.

Green Aer -Trinity's local e-bike shop will showcase some of their e-bikes which are available through HR's Bike to Work Scheme.Green Aer are located on Pearse Street diagonally opposite the Science Gallery entrance to Trinity so even if you can't call to our event, you can easily call to their shop.

Free Bike Lights

The National Transport Authority will provide free bike lights to the first 100 student and staff attendees as part of their light up your life campaign.

What do Trinity and the National Transport Authority have to celebrate?

Since 2011, Trinity and the NTA have worked together in lots of really positive and constructive ways . Details below:

  • Bike parking facilities: Trinity’s Estates and Facilities have upgraded >1000 bike parking spots on campus thanks to >€300,000 in funding received from the NTA for bike parking. This including installing Ireland’s first inclusive bike parking.   
  • Living Lab: We have partnered with the NTA on some of our travel surveys.  Through our Living Lab approach we have discovered that Trinity is a global leader in sustainable transport with only 1% car use. We have just received funding to install walking and cycling counters on campus and we hope we will be celebrating getting permission to install them. 
  • Embedding in curriculum:  Hundreds of students have entered the Smarter Travel Campus Awards and a number of Trinity students have won them.  Prof Gar Bennett has also won their best lecturer award. 
  • Walking and Cycling Challenges: We have had over a thousand students and staff participate in the NTA’s Walking and Cycling Challenges, co-ordinated on campus by Trinity Sport.
  • Supportive Environment: The Provost has renewed Trinity’s commitment to calling for segregated cycling on the key routes between Trinity’s campuses and residences.  To achieve this goal, Trinity has made nine submissions to statutory plans and strategies related to transport. 
  • Communications: Trinity has run many social media posts and multiple campaigns to encourage smarter travel.   We use the NTA’s walking and cycling resources on our website and embed Smarter Travel education in our student orientation. 
  • Civic Engagement: The Smarter Travel Committee, working more with Dublin City Council than the NTA, has engaged Dublin in a conversation about #LiveableDublin that has supported the NTA’s work. 

 


Last updated 15 March 2022 by College Health Week (Email).