Egyptian Bike Rack Design Competition Part of 350.org’s Global Climate Change Work Party

work-party-bike-rackThe (designing) pen is mightier than the sword – protest climate change by thinking of cool bike rack designs.

To protest the rise of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, global organization 350.0rg organizes a climate solution day each year. These protests, demonstrations, and pro-active events take place all over the world, including the Middle East.  This year, 350.org is coordinating a climate solution day called the “Work Party” for October 10th (10/10/10) and events have already been planned all over the region (including an event organized by the UAE’s Green Sheikh). If the name “Work Party” sounds strange, 350.org explains that its intention is to convey to politicians that “we’re getting to work – what about you?”

In Egypt, although many events will take place, one of them has an eco-design spin in the form of a bike rack design competition.

Cycling has been increasingly active in Egyptian cities such as Cairo, Alexandria and Mansoura, and so more (and more stylish) bike racks are definitely in order.

The competition began on September 19th and will end on October 8th, with the winners to be announced on October 10th. Anyone and everyone is invited to submit designs that will encourage even more Egyptian cycling, and the winning designs will be installed in Cairo in two locations – inside Smart Village and in front of the Sawi Culture Wheel.

The designs must follow the guidelines outlined in the poster above – meaning, you can’t go crazy and the design still has to be functional. But functional doesn’t necessarily mean boring.

For more information about the competition or to submit a design please email [email protected] or visit the competition’s Facebook page.

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