In this second iteration round, the Cities-4-People team in Hamburg decided not to carry out a standard Quadruple Helix Stakeholder workshop but to use various participation channels to select the concepts that should be implemented. During the Hack Day, which took place in August 2019, participants came up with seven possible ideas for the scale up of the pilots implemented in Altona (The Sharing Day and the bike racks). Five out of these ideas focused on the improvement of the cycling infrastructure, one on another version of the Sharing Day already implemented during the first implementation round, while one completely new concept was also suggested: a community based construction of a parklet.
The Mobility Community then discussed which of these pilots could be feasible in terms of the timeline and the financial resources available. The most feasible scale-up pilot ideas were standard bike parking, cargo-bike parking, and the idea of do-it-yourself bike repair stations. The Cities-4-People team took those ideas to the online voting process, which was complemented during the prototyping workshop in September 2019 with an additional offline voting process with all groups of stakeholders.
Finally, both community and experts expressed their preference for the creation and design of new cargo-bike parking spots. For this reason, our local team decided to implement this pilot which also bears a high potential for community involvement. Depending on the further conceptualisation of the cargo bike parking and the location which will be chosen for implementation, the team will evaluate the possibility to also install more standard bike racks next to cargo bike parking racks.
The QHS selection process in Hamburg-Altona was successful and all the relevant stakeholders contributed to identify the next steps to the scale-up. Stay tuned and don’t miss all the upcoming updates!