Forum News 14.2: The Bicycle Debates
Bicycles are low cost, easy to repair and generally reliable. They provide a good transport solution in rural areas where public transportation is scarce, motorised private transport is expensive, and roads are often poor or non-existent. This much the transport sector seems to have consensus on. However, when we start to explore the ways in which bicycles can be made affordable and accessible to more poor people, that consensus falls away to be replaced by questions.