WE’RE ON A MISSION TO MAKE THE WORLD MORE SUSTAINABLE BY REDUCING THE BARRIERS TO CYCLING.
CycleHack is a global movement on a mission to make the world more sustainable through reducing the barriers to cycling. By taking a grassroots approach to innovation we are tooling up citizens to take a pro-active, DIY approach to making cycling easier, more fun, and accessible.
We believe that through empowering individuals, orgnisations and governments to collaborate, share skills and prototype new ideas around cycling, we can build a healthier, more active and sustainable world. Since we started in 2014, we have been catalysing a global movement of CycleHackers, a dynamic community of people who have participated in our events. Through research and development, we provide communities with different perspectives on how cycling can be made more accessible and the tools to design solutions that pro-actively solve barriers they face everyday.
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What the industry are saying about CycleHack
“Cyclehack is an exciting, innovative movement, bringing the principles of design thinking and rapid prototyping to the world of cycling. Sustrans Scotland recognise the benefits Cyclehack brings, in addressing barriers, stimulating innovation, and building support for cycling initiatives. We look forward to seeing the product catalogue growing as participation and popularity grows!”
“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!”
“Over the weekend it felt like I was witnessing a new form of activism, one that is not merely confrontational and critical, but at its heart collaborative and inclusive. Cyclehack showed how design can shape how people experience where they live, how it can create new communities that can collaborate and how it can empower them to make their city a better place.”
Matt MacDonald, Senior Business Development Officer, Sustrans Scotland
Cameron McNeish, Broadcaster, Mountaineer and cyclist
MARK IRWIN, OPEN GLASGOW & GLASGOW FUTURE CITIES
We’ve got a long road ahead of us and we’re taking a
variety of ways to get there.
STARTING A GLOBAL MOVEMENT
Our route starts with catalysing a global movement of CycleHackers. Providing people with the tools and space to gain new vantage points on how cycling can be made more accessible and the tools to design solutions to pro-actively solve barriers. This is run through our global CycleHack events and sign up of CycleHackers, taking place once a year.
RUNNING AN OPEN-SOURCE CATALOGUE
We operate an online catalogue where all CycleHacks are shared. These include the barrier, the solution and links to files that support how the idea was developed and might work. We encourage urban prototypes to be trialled. This is the act of taking an idea and testing it in the real world.
OFFERING NEW SKILLS & TOOLS
We’re bringing a design thinking approach to the cycling world which focuses on user needs and takes a holistic approach to problem solving. Through transforming seemingly small barriers to cycling into CycleHack opportunities, these can be developed to collectively make a big difference.
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