Smart Travel Workplaces Date of issue - 20th March 2014  
Smarter Travel Workplaces Newsletter

Good afternoon Smarter Travel Workplaces Partner,

It has been a busy year for Smarter Travel Workplaces, with the Pedometer Challenge Kick Start in January, our seminar next week and the 10 Minute Cycle Challenge not far away! And it’s been a busy year for our Partners too, with a number nominated for Green Awards! Best of luck to you all!

This newsletter brings you details of all of our upcoming events and a case study on using branded fleet bikes to promote your business & encourage active travel!. You’ll also find details of the NUIG Social Marketing conference in April.

We look forward to seeing you at our seminar/ Cycle Challenge events over the coming months!

Arlene, Ken, Sharon, Sinead and Siobhan
The Smarter Travel Workplaces Team
  2013 Winning Team  
  2013 Winning Team: Eirgrid’s JAGs TAP cycle-paths team  
10 Minute Cycle Challenge May 2014

This year the 10 Minute Cycle Challenge will run from Wednesday 7th - 27th of May. Please join us for the information seminar on Tuesday the 1st of April to find out all about this event! Register for the information seminar now.  If your workplace would like to take part in the 10 Minute Cycle Challenge 2014 please email

News and Events
Social Marketing Conference NUI Galway, April 16th 2014

The 6th National Social Marketing Conference brings world known social marketing change experts, Professor Gerard Hastings, UK and Professor Rebekah Russell-Bennett, Australia,  together with researchers and leaders in the public and voluntary sector. The conference examines issues around change and recognising that empowered Citizens and Communities can bring about Change in the way we live and the environments we design. You will find more information and registration details on the event website.

Best of Luck to the Green Award 2014 Nominees

The Green Awards aim to celebrate excellence in sustainability and to encourage green best practice amongst Ireland's organisations and individuals. We would like to wish our Partner workplaces who have been shortlisted the very best of luck. This includes: eBay Inc., ESB, Intel Ireland, Croke Park Stadium, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Arup, Dell, Vodafone Ireland, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the Children’s University Hospital Temple Street. You will find more information on the Green Awards website.

Dublin Cycle Planner now available from the National Transport Authority

The new Dublin Cycle Planner allows you to plan your cycle trip in Dublin, with different route options available to suit all types of cyclists, from novice to experienced. It currently covers an area from Malahide and Swords south to Bray, and as far west as Lucan and Clonee. It is now available online at:  and free of charge in the Google Play Store and in Apple’s App store. Read more...

Cycling growth could save NHS £250m, says report

Motorists swapping the car for just five minutes of cycling each day would cut heart disease, diabetes and stroke, says Cambridge research. Read more...

Case Study - Branded Fleet Bikes to Promote Your Business & Encourage Active Travel!

An initiative to encourage fitness among staff members has been adopted by Integrity Solutions in Sandyford, with the purchase of 55 fleet bicycles from Funked Up Fixies in Dalkey.

These company branded bicycles are used by staff to give cycling a go and to get to meetings!  Read more...

Full case study
  Plan Your Cycle Trip in Dublin  
  Plan Your Cycle Trip in Dublin  
  Integrity Solutions Launch Branded Fleet Bikes  
  Integrity Solutions Launch Branded Fleet Bikes  
  Airbag helmets, PIN locks for your bike? See more quirky technology coming to a bike near you!  

Did you know that by cycling for 30 minutes at a moderate intensity you will burn approximately 300 Calories? This is on top of all of the other health benefits of cycling. A pretty good reason to make cycling part of your commute!

For more information, case studies and resources visit If you would like to share the experiences of your workplace please email
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