Cyclehack is back !
Friday 24/06/2016 to Sunday 26/06/2016
After a very successful first edition last year we’re back again for 2016! Do you have a barrier that prevents you from cycling in Brussels? Cyclehack, a global movement, is once again coming to Brussels this 24-25-26 June and we want YOU there to overcome these barriers and make Brussels the cycling paradise we all dream of.
What is a cyclehack? A cyclehack is a tangible prototype that addresses a barrier to cycling. It is an idea or a set of solutions that solves problems for cyclists. 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 in Brussels. Last year we had seven teams 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 an anti-theft device, 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 Atelier 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 cyclehacks to each other, prizes are awarded and we celebrate a great weekend and the future of cycling in Brussels!
Who is behind this? The Cyclehack movement is a global movement that started in 2014. There are now over 35 cities around the world organizing cyclehacks.