by Michael Replogle, Bikes Not Bombs
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, second half of 1988?
Publisher: Bikes Not bombs, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Nicaragua
Language: English
Fundraising mailing for Bikes Not Bombs that describes its expansion from a small effort by a handful of activists who wanted to send a few bicycles to aid health and education efforts in Nicaragua four years ago to a global network of individuals and organizations taking major steps to promote sensible transportation, social justice, and a better environment. The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) was set up in 1985 to sponsor Bikes Not Bombs and related projects. Since then, ITDP efforts have delivered bicycles to health, education, and development projects in some of the world's poorest countries, such as Bolivia, Haiti, and Mozambique. The mailing says Mozambique presents new opportunities for action to promote the Bikes Not Bombs message of sustainable transportation development and solidarity. The Bikes for Africa Campaign is working to develop a bicycle and cart assembly and training center to aid government and private voluntary development projects.
Collection: Kathleen Sheldon Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections