The Bicycle City, When the Bicycle Becomes Something Bigger

The Bicycle City. Trailer from Greg Sucharew on Vimeo.

In the developed world the bicycle we sometimes forget about the egalitarian functionality of the bicycle as a transportation vehicle.

What happens to an impoverished developing nation town when you flood it with 20,000 bicycles? You lift three times that number of people out of poverty. Pedals for Progress and founder David Schweidenback have been shipping used American bicycles to Rivas, Nicaragua for the last two decades and the transformation has been incredible.

Bike City Rivas, Nicaragua