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Bicycles can change lives, especially in rural Africa – new report looks at their use in Ghana and Malawi

By Daniel Frey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
To many people around the world bicycles are a crucial means of transport, especially for carrying loads in rural areas. While their benefits are huge and many organisations are working on making access to bicycles a reality, a range of barriers still prevent them from being more widely available in low-income communities – not least of these being their cost. A team of researchers has produced a new report called Access to Affordable Bicycles in Africa. We asked team leader…The Conversation

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