What’s Your Vision for Dublin?
In 2018, Healthy Trinity identified a 37% reduction in cycling since 2011. In response, we began to explore how cycling could be segregated between our campuses.
Building on Trinity's existing relationships with Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority, as well with many civic organisations and active citizens, Trinity took the following actions to encourage changes to the built environment in Dublin:
Pictured: Dublin City Council's open College Green event 2019
Trinity made this submission to Dublin City Council on transport policy as the city reopens after Covid-19 requesting a number of measures on four routes in the city that have been identified since 2018 as a priority for the University. They include:
- Widening footpaths
- Installing bike tracks and increasing the width of those that are too narrow
- Prioritising walking and cycling at junctions
- Reducing speed limits on roads
- Where feasible, using greening features to make the changes above
November 2019: Liveable Dublin - Lunchbox Lab
Healthy Trinity, the Ignite Programme in Trinity and BYCS of Amsterdam hosted a follow-up lab with the support of Dublin City Council to answer the question raised in the June lab.
Over 60 people attended and made over 280 suggestions for changes to Dublin to make it more liveable. More details and a report on the event can be found here.
Pictured: Members of the general public marking changes on maps to make Dublin more liveable.
June 2019: Velo-city - Pop up Lab, Showcase and Seminar
In partnership with Dublin City Council, Trinity hosted an event for the general public to celebrate the 2019 Velo City Conference coming to Dublin. Healthy Trinity hosted a pop-up lab as well as a student and academic showcase. The school of Civil and Structural Engineering hosted a seminar.
BYCS of Amsterdam led the pop-up lab pictured at which participants collaborated to develop the following question:
"How can we speed up change in Dublin to make it more liveable?"
More details of the event can be found here.
Pictured: Members of the general public participating in the pop up lab.
Healthy Trinity ran this campaign in February 2020 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook in response to the recommendations of the November lab.
Pictured: An image from Trinity's video by alumnus Ronan Griffen's on cycling with a visual impairment
Liveable Dublin on Campus
Healthy Trinity has participated in the National Transport Authority's Smarter Travel initiative since 2011.
In 2019, we won multiple awards including Dr. Gar Bennet for best lecturer.
We do ongoing promotion of walking, cycling and public transport via our social media sites.
Trinity Sport offer showering facilities on campus and many buildings have their own shower facilities.
In 2019, with the support of the National Transport Authority we installed new bike parking on campus. We have been awarded further funding by the National Transport Authority to upgrade our bike parking on campus in 2020.
Pictured: In 2019, Trinity installed Ireland's first disability bike parking.