A few years back we screened Why we cycle a film which explored the effects of cycling, on people, societies, and cities, well the team are back with a new film Together we cycle which investigates the critical events that led to the revival of the Dutch cycling culture.
As part of National Bike Week (which runs from the 13th to 21st of May) the Kerry Cycling Campaign have teamed up with Transition Kerry to screen this film in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel and Dingle.
The film Together we cycle investigates the critical events that led to the revival of the Dutch cycling culture. Many people think that cycling in the Netherlands is a natural phenomenon. However, until the 1970s the development of mobility in the Netherlands followed trends across the globe. The bicycle had had its day, and the future belonged to the car. The only thing that had to be done was to adapt cities to the influx of cars.
Then Dutch society took a different turn. Against all odds, people kept on cycling.
There is no easy answer to the question why this happened in the Netherlands. There are many factors, events and circumstances that worked together, both socially and policy-wise. In Together we cycle, key players tell the story of the bumpy road which led to the current state. Where cycling is an obvious choice for most citizens.
Tuesday 16th May – Kerry County Museum – 7pm
Dingle/Daingean Uí Chúis
Tuesday 16th May – An Díseart – 7pm
Wednesday 17th May – St. John’s Theatre – 8pm
Wednesday 17th May – Great Southern Hotel – 7pm
Entry free/ Saor in aisce
Be sure to check out the other Bike Week events happening throughout Kerry
Thanks to Transport for Ireland and Kerry County Council for their support in this screenings, and to the wonderful venues for facilitating the screenings.