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World Bicycle Relief

March 12, 2008 By: Peter Smith Category: Uncategorized

A cool non-profit I stumbled upon just now:


Simple, sustainable transportation is an essential element in disaster assistance and poverty relief. Bicycles fulfill basic needs by providing access to healthcare, education and economic development. Bicycles empower individuals, their families, and their communities.

Our mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles.

I guess I hadn’t really thought of bicycles as being a tool for humanitarian/development projects.

Bicycle ambulance?

Bicycle that sharpens knives?

Bicycle that transports and cleans water?

Cool stuff!

1 Comments to “World Bicycle Relief”

  1. boston biker says:

    Please check out Bikes Not Bombs, based in Boston, MA, as an organization that was founded on the belief that bicycles empower individuals and contribute to sustainable communities. That was back in the early eighties and their work continues today — internationally and locally in Boston.

    The reality is that many/most people who ride bikes have bigger concerns than having a google map to find a good route. That said, I support this movement you are working on but I also encourage you (pl) to consider encouraging greater access to bicycles and bicycle technology world-wide. Enter bike coops and bike recycling and the like!


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