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Old Bicycle Parts Are Powering a Green Economy & Improving Lives

Originally published on TakePart. By Emily Gertz A Guatemalan group called Maya Pedal designs and builds “bicimáquinas,” pedal-powered machines engineered from reclaimed bicycle parts. The different designs make all sorts of labor-intensive work easier, from pumping water to grinding corn for chicken feed. That translates directly into more money for low-income people. The average annual […]

March 11th

Xtracycle’s EdgeRunner Could be the Ultimate in Urban Cargo Bikes

One of the most sustainable forms of transportation that we have is the humble bicycle, as it’s efficient, affordable, and doesn’t require any type of fossil fuels to operate. But one major drawback to using bicycles for everyday transportation is their lack of flexibility for carrying different sizes and shapes of loads (including passengers), which […]

March 3rd

Green Business Ideas: Used Bicycle Retailer

Helping to make our transportation habits more sustainable is one way to a greener world, and getting people on bicycles for their daily commute and errands, or just for fun and fitness, could be a great green business idea for bike enthusiasts. And while bicycles are an extremely efficient mode of transportation, new bikes aren’t […]

February 5th