This is a site devoted to research on how community bike workshops were formed, how they operate, and what they contribute to community economies. There are some reports and news articles listed here about bike workshops, but it is almost a new area for investigation.

Our own research [we are mostly researchers]  is ongoing in several countries, but is largely unfunded. Simon has a small fellowship to work in Europe in 2015 and from 2019, a small grant from the University of Melbourne to continue investigations. We have written a few publications and plan more research and writing. Maybe visiting a workshop near you!


Dr. Simon Batterbury, Associate Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia. From 2017-2019, Professor at Lancaster University, UK.  And in 2015, Visiting research fellow, Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, VUB Brussels, Belgium studying workshops in Belgium, Germany and  France.

Dr. Ruth Lane, senior lecturer, Monash University, Australia

Bernardita Del Real Hobon, former Masters Student, Urban Planning, University of Melbourne and now in Chile. Fieldwork completed on bicycle workshop participants and volunteers, Strasbourg and Paris, 2015. Helped establish a workshop at the University of Melbourne.  bernarditadelreal”at”gmail.com

Inès Vandermeersch, community workshop organiser, Brussels and former student at Haute École de Namur-Liège-Luxembourg. CYCLOPERATIVA “at” GMAIL.COM

Professor Matthias Kowasch,  Geographical Education, University College of Teacher Education Styria/Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark, Graz, Austria. (handling Germany, Austria) matthiaskowasch”at”gmail.com

Dr. Derlie Mateo-Babiano, Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning,  University of Melbourne https://msd.unimelb.edu.au/about/our-people/academic/iderlina-mateo-babiano


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