DIAMOND partner Dr. Lorraine D’Arcy, Senior Lecturer at TU Dublin, presented the project at the “Inclusive Mobility: Unlocking Cycling Potential” event, organised by the Transport Planning Society, Republic of Ireland Branch on November 30th. The event had the objective to examine female participation in cycling in Ireland and discuss about the challenges faced and the measures required for overcoming them.
During the event, D’Arcy gave attendees an overview of the project and presented DIAMOND’s methodology and preliminary findings from the pilot focus groups held in Dublin. Almost 60 people, including senior national transport agency staff, local public representatives and a national politician attended the event.
On the other hand, representatives from the Dublin Cycling Campaign and the Green-Schools Travel Programme presented applied research on low number of women cycling in Dublin and a national intervention initiative to get more teenagers girls cycling to school.
TU Dublin is the first Technological University in the Republic of Ireland since 2019 and is now the largest higher education institution in the country with almost 28,000 students and over 3,000 staff.