Cork City Council celebrates European Mobility Week 2019

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To celebrate European Mobility Week, Cork City Council is teaming up with Cork Transport Mobility Forum and the Southern Regional Assembly under the MATCH-UP project to celebrate the progress Cork City has made in achieving significant improvements in low carbon modal interchange in the city.  

We are inviting the public to come join us in two events in Cork City this Friday, 20th September.

Race Against Rob

We will be hosting a “Race Against Rob”on 20th September 2019 in Cork City. World Champion, Olympic Medalist and National Record Holder for the 50km walking race – Rob Heffernan a native of the real capital of Cork will be leading the race.  The public will “Race against Rob” using other low carbon means of transport including cycling, bike hire and public transport. The race will commence at the newly refurbished transport hub at Kent Train Station at 11.30 and will include a number of routes between 5km and 11km around Cork City with the finish at Cork City Library on the Grande Parade.

The route will include crossing the new Mary Elmes pedestrian and cycle-bridge and will highlight the pedestrian and cycle infrastructure upgraded in recent years.
To join us and experience improved modal interchange in Cork City and register for this event please sign up by CLICKING on Eventbrite. Places are limited so please register as soon as possible.


Mobility Café

Join Cork City Council, Cork Transport Mobility Forum and the Southern Regional Assembly in Cork City Library at 13.30 on 20th September 2019 to discuss low carbon modal interchange and the proposed Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy 2040.


Our guest speakers include:

  • Sebastiaan Van Der Hijden, Strategic Mobility Advisor, Municipality of Utrecht, The Netherlands to present “Planning for People (& Bikes), Not for Cars”.
  • Dr Brian Caulfield, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin to present on “Bike Sharing – Connecting Mobility and Activity Hubs in Cork”.
  • Owen Shinkwin, Senior Planner, National Transport Authority and Kevin Burke, Principal Transport Planner, Jacobs to present the “Proposed Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy 2040”
  • Bernie Connolly, Coordinator Cork Environmental Forum, to present “Low Carbon Multi Modal Travel in Cork City”.

To join us for what will be an interesting and thought provoking discussion on low carbon modal interchange in Cork City and register for this event please sign up by CLICKING on Eventbrite. Places are limited so please register as soon as possible. 


MATCH-UP, a four and a half-year, 5-partner project was approved for a grant of €0.9m by the Interreg Europe Programme and commenced in July 2018 at a meeting in Bologna. The partnership consists of 4 European regions - Southern & Eastern Ireland, County of Northeim, Germany, Municipality of Funchal, Portugal and Timisoara Municipality, Romania who are working together to share experience, solutions, and good practice to develop and deliver better public policy to reduce carbon emissions and support low carbon urban mobility in designated urban centres.


MATCH-UP is part-funded by the Interreg Europe Programme through the European Regional Development Fund and led by the University of Bologna in Italy.
For more about the MATCH-UP project go to - www.interregeurope.eu/match-up/