Can Waterford become The Cycling Capital of Ireland?
Watch this film and join in the panel discussion afterwards to find out!
Hosted by Cllr. Cristíona Kiely – Green Party Councillor on Waterford City & County Council (who certainly thinks Waterford can become the Amsterdam of Ireland), we will watch the film and have a chat afterwards about how we can learn from the Dutch.
Waterford is about to see big changes in our cycling network but are they enough to transform the city and it’s surrounds?
Are these changes enough to ease congestion and make it safer and easier for people to get into and around Ireland’s oldest city?
What are the benefits of becoming a cycling city?
Come along to the event and find out.
Gertjan Hulster, Arne Gielen, Marco te Brömmelstroet and Jeroen Dirks – the makers of this film which shows how The Netherlands of the 1970’s became the cycling mecca it is today say:
“To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. We don’t think about it, we just do it. Perhaps the fact that we don’t think about it, is the key to the bicycle’s success in this country. But because we do not give cycling a second thought, we don’t really know what the deeper needs of cyclists are. In the documentary ‘Why we cycle’ we take a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities.”