Race Against Rob – European Mobility Week 2019
The Southern Regional Assembly, a partner in the MATCH-UP project along with our Stakeholders Cork Transport Mobility Forum and Cork City Council hosted “The Race Against Rob” during European Mobility Week on 20th September 2019 in Cork City, Ireland. World Champion, Olympic Medallist and National Record Holder for the 50km walking race – Rob Heffernan a native of the real capital of Cork lead the race. Rob is a community and youth ambassador and was joined by over 70 members of the public to highlight the 2019 European Mobility Week theme “Walk with Us!” - focusing on safe walking and cycling and the ways active mobility can benefit our health and environment. The public “Raced against Rob” using other low carbon means of transport including cycling, bike hire and public transport. The race commenced at the newly refurbished transport hub at Kent Train Station and crossed the new Mary Elmes pedestrian and cycle-bridge and highlighted the pedestrian and cycle infrastructure upgraded in recent years. The event was a huge success and provided the opportunity to raise awareness of the modal interchange improvements that have taken place in Cork City over the past couple of years and encouraged more people to use low carbon transport in the city.