Le Dérailleur - a participatory bike workshop

A space for repairing and recycling bicycles, where the the owners themselves maintain their bikes with the help and advice of volunteers


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38 rue d'Arcole 42000 Saint-Étienne
FR France
Web https://ocivelo.fr/


About the project Edit

The workshop - Le dérailleur - offers the public a space where they can learn to repair and maintain (themselves) their bicycle. This is a place for sharing, learning and community education. It operates through recovering and recycling unused or broken bicycles. It will build upon a strong partnership with the municipality of Saint-Etienne and the metropolis.

Theme: An educational and collaborative workshop for repairing and recycling bicycles.

Various materials; a place with information on cycling in St.-Etienne and elsewhere.

Main activity: Providing and leading a bicycle workshop.

Rationale of the project
- Occupy a space that allows the workshop to develop
- Offer our services to a wider audience
- better accommodate members and volunteers
- Develop recycling services
- Diversify our services in particular by setting up a mobile workshop service in the Etienne area.

The objectives/challenges of the project
- Offering a web of services facilitating daily life for those who choose cycling as a means of transportation, in particular, a cycling school for adults.
- Create a project that promotes the use of a bicycle
- Enable every person to achieve greater ''bikeonomy''
- Recycle used bicycles

Resources used


- A large enough space (at least 100 m² for the workshop; a storage space; a reception and exposition/documentation area; and 25m² of office space)
- All the necessary tools for working on a bicycle
- An office with computer equipment


A moderator mechanic, an administrator in charge of receiving, a mechanic and volunteers


Cash flow:
Grants, donations, etc.


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Allo? An association of volunteers, members, who organize themselves to do what the economic system does not encourage us to do through advertising, which does not include recycling parts and the independence of users with their concerns.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The purpose of the workshop is to make life easier for urban cyclists by giving them the means and skills required to maintain and repair their bikes and bicycles. It contributes to recycling and reusing old parts.
Bike workshops, real recycling businesses, are involved in environmental education and recycling. Youngsters just like adults can grasp eco-citizen actions to reduce waste (consumer choices, maintenance of equipment, second life products, sorting, etc.).

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Such a workshop might be (and is for that matter) set up whenever there is a city that is suitable for developing cycling and has a large enough population.

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