Why The Right To Repair Our Bicycles Is Essential

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In most of the world, bicycles are a well-known artifact and are an essential aspect of people’s lives: they may have been one of their first toys, their sports apparatus and, if they are lucky, also their mode of transport. However, for many reasons, many bicycles are left behind in garages or landfills, forgotten once their owners have decided they are no longer useful to them. At the same time, there are people in countries and cities around the world who can vastly improve their livelihoods by having access to a bicycle, but have not had the chance to acquire one because of a lack of resources or capital. Increasing these people’s chances of accessing or owning a bicycle can go a long way towards improving quality of life, access to jobs and services, and reducing rates of  poverty.

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