Cyclehack BXL – Global Movement
15/09/2017 to 17/09/2017
Do you have a barrier that prevents you from cycling in your city? Cyclehack, a global movement of over 30 cities, is once again coming to Brussels this 15-16-17 September and we want YOU there to overcome these barriers and make Brussels (and Belgium) the cycling paradise we all dream of.
What is a cyclehack? A cyclehack is a concrete solution that solves a barrier to cycling. It is an idea that is created and tested in 48 hours to make your city more bike friendly. Whether you are an occasional cyclist, a daily commuter, a driver, a pedestrian – anyone can participate. The whole weekend is about crowdsourcing ideas and energy to overcome the obstacles we face everyday. Check out the past editions to see what we created over the course of the weekend, resulting in a variety of interesting projects. From a metro-map for the bicycle network to a shared parking solution, from a promenade idea for the pedestrian zone to Mannekenpis-style pothole finder, we had it all!
The weekend starts with an introductory evening on Friday, where we will be inspired by a few speakers and then share our barriers to cycling. Groups will form around barriers and a few drinks to help the ideas flow. Saturday, the groups begin their hacking. We have two places set up at our disposal for that: Cyclo Buro and FabLab.iMAL. Whether you need a computer, a 3D printer, a hammer, or just some creative energy, all-day Saturday will revolve around working in your group on a cyclehack. By Sunday afternoon, we present our ideas to each other, prizes are awarded and we celebrate a great weekend and the future of cycling in Belgium!