I’m thrilled to be presenting my idea for a Cycling Engagement and Advocacy Platform at the Velo-City 2021 Lisboa Conference’s Smart Pedal Pitch. It’s based on lessons learned from my Ringstrasse150.com project and building a platform for sharing best practices and co-creating better cycling public engagement and advocacy software. Here’s how I described it in my pitch application:
People won’t cycle without safe streets. But, making streets safe is highly political so cities will never build the needed infrastructure without strong advocacy.
We use a mobile phone game + website to engage and connect people with local cycle planning and advocacy. The game teaches simple cycling safety, and the website links to detailed educational and planning resources. Our solution is not just another cycling app, but rather a platform for cities, advocacy groups and app developers to increase participation and awareness, leading to better cycling infrastructure and more cycling.
Please contact me if you are interested in working on this idea. And, of course, if you’re at Velo-City please vote for my pitch!
Here’s a link to my presentation: Cycling Engagement and Advocacy Platform.