Our Mobility Community in Hamburg decided to focus on the bike rack intervention for the scale up. The prototyping event in Hamburg took place on 26 August 2019, in the Goetheplatz walking street in Altona, a very busy pedestrian shopping street in the heart of the pilot area. For the prototyping workshop, a row of tents hosting several stations and stands with different participation methods was set up. Each method was moderated by a C4P team representative, explaining the task to the visitors and encouraging them to participate.
Several stations were present during the event:
- A building station where cargo bike parking racks could be prototyped with plastic pipes and other material. Several cargo bike organizations where involved in the event, what encouraged those with cargo bikes of different shapes and sizes to drop in and join the prototyping. Therefore, bike racks that could suit multiple types of cargo bikes could be prototyped.
- A logo design station, where logos to identify cargo bike parking could be crafted as stencils and designs could be sprayed and presented.
- A station dedicated to the discussion of the scale-up concepts presented in the online participation tool YourPriorities. At this stand, participants could provide arguments for or against the different scale-up concepts. Three tables were set up with legos, one table per concept. Participants could place a block to denote their preferred concepts (among cargo bike parking, bike repair stations and further regular bike racks). The concept with the highest lego tower would win.
- A station where locations for cargo bike parking and DiY repair stations could be sited on a map of the local area and explanatory comments could be provided.
At the end of the event, 10 potential logo designs were collected, three different forms of cargo bike racks were developed, as well as supporting information in the form of notes and drawings. Moreover, mapped information, such as 9 suggested sites for cargo bike parking and 6 suggested sites for bike repair sites, along with supporting explanations, were gathered. All these results will feed into the development of one scale-up project to be implemented in spring 2020.
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