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Old 01-09-08, 10:54 AM   #1
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Article on World Bicycle Relief/Zambia

From http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/archi...30/436585.aspx

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It delivers tens of thousands of bicycles to the poorest people in the world. Why? Because simple transportation improves people’s lives more than you can imagine.

All of a sudden, a child can get to school, a parent can find work, and a rural medical worker can reach eight families with AIDS. Farmers can transport extra corn. A father can walk one hour a day instead of seven. Emergencies can be dealt with. Neighbors can get a message. Income increases. Nutrition improves. All because people have wheels, and they can move. Think what your life would be without your car, and you get the idea.

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Old 01-09-08, 01:26 PM   #2
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From http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/archi...30/436585.aspx

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It delivers tens of thousands of bicycles to the poorest people in the world. Why? Because simple transportation improves people’s lives more than you can imagine.

All of a sudden, a child can get to school, a parent can find work, and a rural medical worker can reach eight families with AIDS. Farmers can transport extra corn. A father can walk one hour a day instead of seven. Emergencies can be dealt with. Neighbors can get a message. Income increases. Nutrition improves. All because people have wheels, and they can move. Think what your life would be without your car, and you get the idea.

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So is a copy of Effective Cycling going with each bike... or did this just enable "tens of thousands" of "childish cyclists" (Forester's words)?
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