Zoom Webinar: This webinar will be a panel debate, which has been organised and will be jointly hosted by the UCD Energy Institute and CIHT Republic of Ireland. It will explore questions around micromobility and the benefits and challenges involved.
This 90-minute panel debate is jointly hosted by the UCD Energy Institute (https://energyinstitute.ucd.ie/) and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Republic of Ireland.
To frame this panel discussion are the following questions & topics:
- What are the benefits that micromobility presents to urban areas?
- Dispelling the myths and discussing the facts about micromobility
- What are the challenges and obstacles to wider private and shared micromobility adoption (e.g. the safety and environmental considerations)?
- Micromobility legalisation in Ireland
There will also be an opportunity for the audience to submit questions to the panel before and during the event.
The panel discussion will be chaired by Dr. Páraic Carroll (Assistant Professor in the School of Civil Engineering, University College Dublin) (https://people.ucd.ie/paraic.carroll). A member of the UCD Energy Institute and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Ireland. He is currently investigating the potential that micromobility holds for enhancing accessibility to public transport services for first and last mile trips.
Those interested in micromobility and new forms of mobility, policy makers, transport planners, cycling and micromobility advocacy groups.
Charlie Gleeson, Founder and CEO at Zipp Mobility
About the Company: Zipp are a Dublin based scooter sharing company founded in 2019. Last year they raised €1.1 million in seed funding and launched their service in three UK cities with 4 more schemes to be rolled out in Q1 2021. This year, Zipp plan to increase their UK market share as well as lead the Irish e-scooter sharing market. They currently employ 20 people across Ireland and the UK (https://zippmobility.com/).
About the Founder: Charlie (25) is a recent UCD BComm graduate with experience in both asset management and corporate finance.
Luke Mackey, Country Manager at Bolt
Luke Mackey is Country Manager at Bolt, Europe’s leading on-demand transportation platform with more than 30 million passengers in 150 countries. Previously, Luke founded multiple startups in the consumer technology space.
Anne de Bortoli, Research Scientist at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech & Eurovia (VINCI)
Anne de Bortoli is an engineer and doctor in transport specialized in quantitative models to assess the sustainability of transport components. She is a research affiliate at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and a research scientist in eco-design at Eurovia (VINCI).
Hugh Cooney, CEO of Bleeper
Hugh is a chartered accountant. He worked in China from 2005 to 2010, while on a visit back to China in 2016 he came across the first iteration of stationless bike sharing. He set-up Bleeper in 2017 to bring a more European approach to the stationless bike sharing model that first emerged in China. Today they have 800 bikes on-street across Dublin.
Councillor Maeve O'Connell, Councillor at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Maeve is a qualified barrister and also holds an MBA. She is a lecturer in Ethics, Governance and Law at TUDublin (formerly DIT), and is also a local Peace Commissioner. Previously she worked extensively in the private sector for various multinational companies including Diageo, Wyeth, Kerry and Cadbury.