Cycling out of Poverty hosts an open source website, via which bicycle designs can be shared with the rest of the world. The site aims to make bicycle designs accessible for the African context. The available bicycle designs in Africa are of poor quality, which hampers economic development. Research shows there is a need for sustainable bicycle designs produced with environmental friendly and local available materials, to reduce or prevent an increase of CO2 emission. The worldwide knowledge and innovative ideas, especially from the Dutch, could have a real impact on the livelihood of African families. invites everyone to share ideas by submitting bicycle designs (in video, drawings, photos, poems, etc). 

This project is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment.

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