CYCLEHACK IS A 48 HOUR EVENT AIMED AT REDUCING THE BARRIERS TO CYCLING AND MAKING OUR TOWNS AND CITIES MORE CYCLE FRIENDLY.
Over the 48 hours CycleHack will bring together cyclists, developers, designers and everyone who moves around the city to highlight and build ideas that reduce the barriers to cycling and make our cities more cycle friendly.
During CycleHack people will work together over an intense weekend to brainstorm, develop ideas and actively build prototypes to test their solutions. They will then showcase their outcomes in a Dragons Den style presentation. All concepts from around the globe will then be uploaded to a Global CycleHack Catalogue: an open source website where all CycleHacks can be shared and built upon.
This is a new and refreshing approach to improving the experience of cycling that not only aims to move on from the usual conversations on cycle lanes, paths and road conditions, but also encourage participants to take a wider look at other barriers which are perhaps less discussed. We’re tooling up citizens to take a D.I.Y approach to improving the experience of cycling and we’re inviting everyone to be a part of it.
The CycleHack weekend has gone global and is being hosted by cities across the world. To date, CycleHack is connected with Kuala Lumpur, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Bristol, Belfast, Tbilisi, Vancouver, Minnesota and Hamburg to run partner events over the weekend of 20-22nd June 2014.
“Almost every cyclist I know has his or her own ideas as to how we can improve relationships between cyclists and drivers and make the roads safer for all of us. Now, CycleHack offers the opportunity to share those ideas, a huge brainstorming event, to help make Scotland one of the most bike-friendly nations in Europe. It’s a brilliant idea in itself, so let’s all join in and make it a really special event!”
Writer and Broadcaster, mountaineer and cyclist