Resource – Bill Bretherton discusses Bikes and Asylum Seekers at the Sustainable Cities Round Table, 17 March
Bill Bretherton from Human Powered Cycles, Brunswick, represented the social sustainability aspect of grassroots action through cycling with his presentation, â€œAsylum seekers, sustainability & cycling as transportâ€. Devoted to fixing up secondhand bikes rather than solely selling them new as most bike shops do, Human Powered Cycles represents an inspiring example of how to help others by repairing and maintaining bikes for asylum seekers and hence increase their ability to empower themselves in the community. To find out more about their work visit their website at http://www.humanpowered.com.au/.
Please find Bill’s powerpoint slides and footage of his presentation below.