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					            Bicycle Festivals –
   Glamorizing the Drab Image of Cycling
     Velo-city Conference, Munich - Friday 15th June 07
                     Damien Ó Tuama


Colin Buchanan                                 www.cbuchanan.ie
1. Introduction

1.1 Thanks for Invitation
1.2 DÓT Background
        Colin Buchanan – 5 Years
        Grontmij + DCC + Dublin Bike Tours + EC
1.3 Structure of Presentation
        Festivals in Ireland (2)
        Image of Cycling in Ireland at Present (3)
        Dublin Bicycle Festival – The Idea, Aims & Organisation – (4)
        Festival Content, Format and Launch (5)
        Response to the Festival (6)
        Future of the Festival (7)
        Lessons for Other Organisers (8)



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2. Festivals in Ireland

2.1 The Essence and Characteristics of Festivals
2.2 Examples in Ireland




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3. Image of Cycling in Ireland at Present

3.1 Verbal Description
3.2 Photo




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4. Dublin Bicycle Festival – The Idea, the Aim,
  the Organisation

4.1 Thinking underpinning idea
4.2 Aims of Festival
4.3 Volunteers
- Maria Hinds
- Michael Kelly
- Seán O’Tuathail
- Robert Parkinson
- Sarah Quinn
- Damien Ó Tuama
4.4 Venues
4.5 Expenditure and Funding


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5. Festival Content

5.1 Three-Day Exhibition
5.2 Performances
5.3 Launch
5.4 Links with Dublin City Cycle




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6 Response to the Festival

6.1 The Art
6.2 The Numbers
6.3 A Change in Public Consciousness?




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7 Future of the Festival?

7.1 2007?
- Wont happen this year
- Disappointment that it’s not!
7.2 2008 - Dublin Bike Festival II? Par of Bike Week?




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8 Lessons for Others?

8.1 Collaboration between transport planners and artists can be fruitful
   and fun
8.2 Funding / Support from Other Organisations
8.3 Why Shouldn’t Bicycle Festivals be Part of the Armoury for Cycling
   Planners?




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