Slow Down, Go Further, Share A Car?

G-Wiz London #002  28 07 2007
Creative Commons License photo credit: thingermejig

I met Paul Brennan, the man behind Future Proof Kilkenny some months ago and I always meant to slip a note into the blog about the events Future Proof run here in town.

This week, coinciding with EU Mobility Week, Future Proof Kilkenny are hosting a seminar on Sustainable Transport. While some of the talks will look at Kilkenny’s plans for cycling, the future of city motoring and more, one of the talks will come from Mike Newham of GoCar, a new pay-as-you-go car-sharing business launching in Cork this Friday.

I’m particularly interested myself in how GoCar will do in Cork and if there’s a possibility we’ll see something like it happen elsewhere in the country (as opposed to something like

Following a light lunch there will also be a demo of the REVA electric car in Butler House carpark. The event (half day) takes place in Butler House, is priced €15 and you can grab all the details here.

Note: Trying the Photo Dropper plugin for WordPress 2.5+ to grab Creative Commons licensed images for the blog posts. Another thing I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time.


  1. Electric Vehicles September 15, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I do think that electric vehicles are going to be the vehicles of the future and in the not so distant future too. Already people are realising that you can do most things with EVs, you can often do without the gas guzzlers.

  2. Paul B September 16, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Thanks for the post Ken, we since heard that Mayor Pat Crotty will be there to open the event which is always good for a bit of publicity for something that needs plenty of… publicity! It should be an interesting morning with an introduction to the rapidly emerging Transition Towns initiative as a pillar in the community that can help solve our transport issues. Hope to see you there

  3. Ken McGuire September 16, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Hey Paul,

    No problem. Sorry it took until to actually getting to mention them. Doubtful with my workload this week that I’ll get to make it for Thursday’s seminar but looking forward to the feedback online, see how it goes down.

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