ACCTING aims to understand the impact of Green Deal policies on vulnerable groups, prevent inequalities, and produce knowledge and innovations to advance behavioural change at individual and collective levels for an inclusive and equal European Green Deal. This bottom-up initiative was collected by Veronika Fajmonova within ACCTING’s mapping of inspiring practice cases, within the Suistainable Mobility research lines. Read our report on all 693 mapped initiatives.
Bike Kitchen Brno, Czech Republic
Bike Kitchen Brno is an open community bike workshop, voluntary organisation. The project is not just an ordinary community bike workshop, it is an initiative that fosters connection. Their mission is to collect old bikes, learn to repair them together, donate them or sell them for very low/affordable price, create friendships and cook food while doing so. They are united by values, vision, friendship among like-minded individuals who share a deep love for bikes.
Urban Cycling and Social Connection
Driven by shared values, vision and a passion for cycling, the members of Bike Kitchen Brno, decided to create a space where they can share and develop these principales. Their goal is to support urban cycling, develop a sustainable way of life, transport and strengthen people’s competences in bicycle repair and manual work. In addition, they embrace the essence of communal living by cooking vegan meals, share bikes and tools, and make decisions about their activities in a non-hierarchical way with monthly open plenary sessions. The issue of urbanism and public space that is accessible to everyone is important to them. They actively try to speak out against gentrification and its effect on locals, not only on Přízova Street where the initiative is located. They maintain close ties with the local community, organising diverse cultural events that engage residents and participants from surrounding areas.
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