noun. plural Cy.cle.Hacks
1. A tangible prototype that addresses a barrier to cycling.
verb. Cy.cle.Hacking, Cy.cle.Hacked
2. To retrospectively modify current infrastructure and / or bike using a cyclist's intuition.
Every CycleHack starts with a barrier!
The problems we seek to solve differ between cities as geographical, social and environmental conditions change. Some of the barriers that we address are specific, micro issues such as feeling confident while indicating, while others are larger macro issues such the way we which we grow cycling within diverse audiences, such as women and those living with a disability. Other barriers are specific to a location, like troublesome street corners or intersections.
The more we broaden the perspective on these barriers and dive deeper than the high level term ‘infrastructure’, the more we uncover a whole range of issues from large to small.
Through reframing barriers to cycling as opportunities, CycleHackers can quickly jump from discussion into action.
Human centred, design based approach.
CycleHack is about designing, prototyping and testing new ideas within the context they are designed for. (yes actually building stuff and seeing how well it works in real life!)
We see this way of working as a tool for civic participation, allowing citizens to re-imagine what their world looks likes like and how they interact with it and others they share it with. Our approach to solving the barriers to cycling connects citizens and allows them to be part of a positive change where they live.