Cycle to College Day

On Wednesday March 21st DkIT will be holding a Cycle to College day and we are asking as many students and staff as possible to leave the car at home and choose to get out in the fresh air and cycle instead! Cycling to college instead of driving not only reduces your carbon footprint but it also helps keep you fit and healthy.

According to our most recent travel survey 82% of staff and 54% of students travel to DkIT by car. Of that percentage around 60% live within a 10 km radius of the College and could potentially cycle to DkIT.

DkIT students and staff will not be the only ones cycling on Wednesday. The 9 local schools who are signed up to the Go Dundalk initiative will also be hosting cycle to school events on the same day as well as launching the first social cycle for parents and adults who will cycle from the Square to DkIT.

In order to make it easier to make the switch to cycling we are offering a free bike lock to the first 10 people to send an email to Suzanne Mulholland (suzanne.mulholland@dkit.ie) and if you don’t have a bike, we have that covered too! Fill out our transport survey to be in with a chance to win a bike voucher worth €150 by following this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DKIT2012

We have calculated that through travel to College DkIT staff and students produced an estimated1,800 tonnes of CO2 in 2011. This is equivalent to the weight of 300 elephants! Cycling is a zero carbon form of transport that won’t cause any damage to the environment because it doesn’t burn fossil fuels. In fact, the only thing your bicycle is likely to burn is a few extra pounds!