Over a weekend in September, forward-thinking service design agency Snook brought a group of passionate Glaswegian cyclists to the Distillery to come up with new ways of tackling barriers to cycling in the city.
The event was a part of the global CycleHack movement. In over 40 locations across the world, CycleHacks take place simultaneously – over one weekend. The products of the intense weekend of discussion, design and prototyping are then shared online via the CycleHack Open Source Catalogue.
The mission is simple yet powerful: to make the world more sustainable by encouraging citizens to take a pro-active, do-it-yourself approach to reducing the barriers to cycling.
The CycleHack events include a variety of different design exercises to get participants to actively look to the positive and taking a human centred approach to designing new solutions that work for people – no matter whether they move around on two feet, two wheels or four.
This year, the Glasgow CycleHackers came up with a humorous intervention into urban carparks, reimagining what else these vacant spaces could be used for – the Whisky Bond carpark has never been so exciting!