Cambridge is joining more than 40 cities around the world for a weekend long CycleHack event dedicated to reducing the barriers to cycling and prototyping new ideas to improve the cycling experience and encourage more and safer cycling.
The 48 hour event will be held simultaneously around the world over the weekend of the 24th and 26th of June. More than 40 cities will take part. In Cambridge, the event will be held at Anglia Ruskin University and other locations where specialist equipment may be required. Participants will be encouraged to test their ideas and prototypes around town during the event.
This event will bring together the key elements of our Cambridge culture: cycling, innovation and technology.
We're expecting a whole range of participants from developers, makers and data scientists to non-technical artists, designers and those who are interested in cycling and have some great ideas. We want to include representation from all corners of our diverse cycling community and want to see lots of students and young people taking part.
The event encourages participants to prototype and test their ideas during the weekend to see how they will work in their intended context. Solutions can fall into one of the five CycleHack categories; digital, physical, policy, local plan, event/campaign. Hacks will be loaded to the online open source catalogue to show how the ideas can be replicated. Prizes will be awarded to the best hacks.
Partners organising the event so far include Camcycle (the Cambridge Cycling Campaign), the Smart Cambridge Programme (Cambridge County Council), CoDE Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, and CycleStreets.
Event sponsorship has been provided by the Cambridge City Council with funding from the Cycling and Walking Promotion Grant.
Details for getting to ARU: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/cambridge-campus/travelling-to-our-cambridge-campus