LIGHTEN UPFIELD | Bike Ride x Block Party
Tinning Street, Brunswick VIC
The inaugural Lighten Upfield Bike Ride & Block Party was the capstone event to celebrate 1 month of guerilla “light bombing” & community-led place activation. Given recent events highlighting the need for better lighting on the Upfield Bike Path, community members took the initiative placing solar lighting panels on particularly darker areas along the Bike Path.
Initiated by local residents, with support from Creative Suburbs, Projector Bike and MoreArt (Moreland City Council), the event was well received by the community and there was a significant amount of interest for future events.
This family friendly event was supported through live music, short films showcasing local stories, local stallholders, the completion of a bike mural on a CitiPower owned substation, speeches from local councillors as well as a Creative Suburbs “listening post” pop up parklet encouraging attendees to share their ideas for their ideal Upfield Bike Path.