CYCLEHACK IS A 48 HOUR EVENT AIMED AT MAKING CITIES MORE CYCLE FRIENDLY
Cyclehack is an event bringing people together to come up with ideas that solve the barriers to cycling and build them in under 48 hours. You come along between Friday to Sunday, pitch an idea that will make things better and get involved in building it.
As well as building and dreaming up ideas, the weekend will showcase speakers, workshops and final presentations on the Sunday afternoon. We will have designers, developers, makers and people who move across the cities in different ways, all working together to create hacks that can improve city cycling.
What is a hack?
A hack, or a ‘Cyclehack’ is an idea that can be prototype and tested in the city to make cycling easier.
A Cyclehack is an idea that removes a barrier to cycling, and has been made real into some kind of prototype.
It is an idea that solves a barrier to cycling. Hacks can be physical, digital or even policy based. You might design a mudguard that can be cut from a plastic bottle to solve wet bums, a handlebar paint squeezer that highlights potholes with luminous paint to solve hidden potholes at night or a website showing where you can find a cycle buddy in your city to show you the roads to help people who feel scared to take the leap into city cycling
How does the Cyclehack work?
During cyclehack we create teams of people with a variety of skills to build and make new ideas a reality in just 48 hours. We then put the ideas online for the world to share. We’re looking for people like you. People who are excited about making cycling easier where they live and have experience of moving around the city, so that includes everyone. To add to the mix we’re on the hunt for cycling developers and designers to help make the ideas real over the weekend.
Typically the first evening is spent discussing ideas and forming small teams. We will be presenting hack ideas that have been submitted in the run up to the weekend Cyclehack so you may choose to work on one of these (or three over the weekend) or pitch your own idea.
We’re collecting your barriers and issues with cycling in the city. And this doesn’t mean cyclists. Before our main event we want to hear from all perspectives of those who use the streets
We’re making all the ideas open source under the Creative Commons Copyright License for all to share. Who knows, through our Open Source Catalogue your hack could be useful in Peru or be a success Down Under.
We’re making all the ideas open source under the creative commons license for all to share. Who knows, your idea could be useful in Peru or be a success downunder
20th – 22nd JUNE 2014
Cyclehack kick off: Friday 20th at 6.30pm
Hack event: Friday to Sunday
Showcase event: Sunday at 5pm
WHAT IF SERVICES WERE JUST AS GOOD AS THEY WERE ADVERTISED TO BE?
We are on a mission to crowd source ideas and innovations on improving the experience of cycling in Scotland. We want to involve you. We want Cyclehack to be the unheard voice of cyclists and space for you to act on what you think is important.
We want to get cycling into the psyche of Scottish cities. Right now, it’s the bottom of the food chain. Whilst we can continue to work on infrastructure and what cycle routes should go where, there are lots of small things that identified, made real and prototyped to make a big difference.
We believe in actionable ideas that will improve cycling in Scotland, not just marketing to promote it
We are taking a systems-based approach to improve cycling in Scotland. This isn’t just about brand, this is about looking holistically at the eco-system of communities and the actors that make up the system. Our mission is to get the perspective of drivers, planners, cyclists, the public and what is possible in terms of designing and creating a bikeable city. It’s important to us that this is not a programme seen as cyclists versus everyone else, but as an exercise focusing on the benefits of cycling and how to integrate this better into our spaces and places.
So join us in our mission to make 50 hacks in under 48 hours and share these with the rest of the world
A REGULAR COMMUTER IN GLASGOW
Sarah is a Google Fellow and the co-founder and Director of Design at Snook, a Glasgow based social innovation outfit working with the public, private and third sector to rethink the way people live.
A CYCLING ENTHUSIAST IN EDINBURGH
By day, Johanna is the founder of award-winning EUSA Global and co-curator of Trade School Edinburgh. By night, she is the heart and soul of Bikeable Jo, an online space which shares bikeable stories from all over the world.
CYCLING DESIGNER AND MAKER
Matt is a user-centred designer with a passion for using design as a tool for social change. Currently working for Snook, he has worked across various design disciplines and in as far away places as Beirut. A jack-of-all-trades when it comes to bikes, whether he’s commuting in the city, riding long distance on the road or mountain biking through the forest, Matt has done it all with a smile.
DATA AND CLEANWEB
After graduating from University of Strathclyde’s MSc. in Environmental Entrepreneurship, Rory became a self-employed software developer. He often works with start-up companies helping them take concept to market. In early 2013, Rory founded ‘Cleanweb Scotland’, one of a growing number of global communities interested in applying internet technologies to sustainability problems. Cleanweb communities regularly meets for talk nights and networking events.