BYCS at Velo-City

Cycling is more than transportation, it is transformation. Amsterdam-based social enterprise BYCS pursues this change in a number of BYCS Labs around the world to innovate, test and scale cycling innovations. In a special pop-up BYCS Lab during Velo-City, BYCS offers an official side-event with workshops, movies and keynotes for both Vélo-City audience as the people of Dublin. BYCS Lab is located right in front of the Dublin Conference Centre. The BYCS Lab is free and open to all.

The Full BYCS Lab Velo-city program:

 

Monday 24 June – #MayorMonday

 

Afternoon Session

4.00 – 5.00 Pm | Why we need to take a “Beyond The Bicycle” approach to cycle campaigning

Isabelle is the Director of Wheels for Wellbeing, an award-winning charity based in London that supports disabled people to discover or rediscover cycling. Join this session to learn about her personal experience of discovering cycling, as a disabled person; she will also be presenting Wheels for Wellbeing’s own research finding and its approach to campaigning.

Evening Session

6.00 – 7.00 Pm  | BYCS Lab workshop at Trinity College

Please join us for a collaborative workshop led by BYCS, in collaboration with the Healthy Trinity, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for cycling in Dublin.

7.00 – 9.00 Pm | Cycling towards a low carbon future + inauguration of Dublin’s first Bicycle Mayor, at Trinity College

Co-Founder at BYCS, Maud de Vries, will be speaking about the Bicycle Mayor Program and will host the official inauguration of Dublin’s very first Bicycle Mayor, Donna Cooney.

 

Tuesday 25 June – #TravelTuesday

 

Breakfast Sessions

8.20 – 8.50 Am | Meet the Bicycle Mayors and join us for the celebration of Dublin’s very first JUNIOR Bicycle Mayor

Join us at the first official session at the BYCS Lab and meet some of our Bicycle Mayors from across the world. We will also celebrate Dublin’s very first Junior Bicycle Mayor, Aoife Kelly, who is joining the network! She has written an incredible poem about her bicycle, which she would love to share with you.

10.30 – 11.30 Am | Movie: Why We Cycle

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.

Afternoon Sessions

1.00 – 2.00 Pm | Bicycle Architecture Biennale: call for architects

The Bicycle Architecture Biennale demonstrates how intricate designs can facilitate bicycle travel and transform communities around the world. And as more people look to travel longer distances by bike, we see a need to create ‘services for cyclists’ to support and encourage cycling. We piloted Bike Stop in the Netherlands and are calling all architects to think about the design of such a Bike Stop. Interested and want to learn more? Join us at this session!  

5.00 – 6.00 Pm | Cycling Innovations & Behaviour, and insights gained from Ping if you Care

How to get in the heads of cyclists during the ride? During this session we will discuss some interesting cycling innovations and projects that map the behaviours of cyclists, including results from the City of Amsterdam’s Ping if you Care project.

Evening Sessions

7.00 – 8.00 Pm | Be inspired by Fly+Bike

How can we connect flying to cycling? During this session you will learn about an innovative pilot that allows cycling to become a seamless part of your journey when you book your flights to a city. This approach connects airports to cities with the bicycle to cut congestion and pollution, allowing workers and other travellers to get to airports by bicycle. Learn more about this fascinating pilot study created for Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, during this session.

This project is powered by BYCS, BAM Infra, Mijksenaar, RHDHV and Accell Group.

 

Wednesday 26 June – #WorldWideImpactWednesday

 

Breakfast Sessions

8.20 – 8.50 Am | Hot Cycling, a starter to a conference in Tel Aviv

Many cities around the world face extremely hot climates, making it a huge challenge for citizens to fit cycling in their daily routine. It’s time we find solutions so cities become more fit for people.. Join us as we discuss the cycling potential through creative solutions and innovations around the topic Hot Cycling, in the run up to Cycle Tel Aviv 2019.

10.30 – 11.30 Am | Inclusion: Women on Wheels Research Project using Liberty Bell

Join this session to learn about the Women on Wheels research project run by volunteers in collaboration with Dublin Cycling Campaign, funded by The Community Foundation of Ireland. This project was carried out to discover the experiences women have when cycling in dublin, as only 3 out 10 people who cycle in the city are women. You will learn of some incredible insights that were gained from this project.  

Afternoon Sessions

1.00 – 2.00 Pm | Official Launch: The BYCS Impact Index

Join us for the official launch of the BYCS Impact Index. During the launch we will host a round the table session with the City of Amsterdam and Dublin, where you can learn about the opportunities and challenges both cities face around cycling.

3.20 – 3.50 Pm | BYCS to Work: Bengaluru vs Amsterdam

What do a cyclist in Bengaluru and a cyclist in Amsterdam have in common? They both cycle to work. In this session we talk about how the project BYCS To Work has benefitted employers in Bengaluru versus Amsterdam and how we look forward to scale this service world-wide.

 

Thursday 27 June – #TransformationalThursday

 

Breakfast Sessions

8.20 – 8.50 Am | Why you need a BYCS Lab in your city

Get your city or region in active mode. A presentation and network session that will offer insights on the importance of a BYCS Lab in your city or region. This highly collaborative space is designed to bring together broad sections of society, leading towards co-created solutions that stimulate city transformation through cycling.

10.30 – 11.30 Am| Movie: Why We Cycle

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.

Afternoon Sessions

1.00 – 2.00 Pm | Where can the bicycle take us?

The province of Gelderland, proud hosts of Velo-City 2017 share their leadership in cycling innovation. An inspiring presentation about the results achieved in the province of Gelderland, the Netherlands, and an engaging workshop that will result in great opportunities for cycling in Dublin and the impact we can make together.

3.00 – 4.00 Pm | Impact Index – Discover the potential for cycling in your city

Your chance to join an interactive workshop to explore the challenges and opportunities for cycling in your city.

Evening Sessions

4.45 – 5.45 Pm | Bicycle Architecture Biennale Workshop

The BAB shows the work of international designers, from all corners of the globe. During this workshop we will discuss the views of this week’s visitors and actively think of how cycling architecture can help benefit Dublin. We will also talk about how architecture can inspire other cities and explore challenges than can be resolved through creative architectural designs.

 

Friday 28 June – #FutureFriday

 

Breakfast Sessions

10.00 – 11.00 Am | BYCS Lab: Dublin post-summer opportunities

BYCS Lab Dublin will be back after the summer holidays and will stay for another three months. Learn how you can get involved after the summer in Dublin’s very own BYCS Lab at Trinity College. We will be serving goodbye coffee as a thank you for a fantastic week!

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