Dublin City Council is the authority responsible for local government in Dublin City and is the largest Local Authority in Ireland. The City Council, in conjunction with our partners, is excited to be bringing this major international cycling conference to Dublin, Ireland in June 2019.
Dublin successfully hosted the Velo-city conference in 2005. Since then, Dublin has remained committed to sustainable transport and active mobility and has increased the number of cyclists in the city by 147%. The number of Dublin City residents who mainly cycled for their commute is up 48% from 2011. Dublin has also introduced and expanded one of the most successful bike share schemes in the world, Dublinbikes.
Dublin is implementing an ambitious cycle network that incorporates most of a unique UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Dublin has advanced many initiatives to make the city centre more liveable and less car dominated and is looking for SMART ways to use technology to help increase cycling. Dublin is committed to sustainable transport and active mobility and since the mid 1990’s, there has been strong policy commitment to promote modal shift to sustainable travel.
As a Smart City Dublin is exploring how technology can help increase cycling and has worked with Enterprise Ireland and a number of companies to trial unique and smart solutions that will promote cycling and foster entrepreneurship. (http://www.dublincity.ie/getting-smarter-cycling-capital)
Velo-city 2019 will be held in the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) located on the River Liffey and positioned at the convergence of several key coastal, river and canal cycle routes. The historic, cultural and social amenities of the city centre are within ten minutes walking distance and even closer by bike! There are a number of different cycle routes nearby, where delegates can experience scenic routes which run along the coast of Dublin Bay or head inland along the city’s canals.