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Resource – Bill Bretherton discusses Bikes and Asylum Seekers at the Sustainable Cities Round Table, 17 March

Posted in Events, Models, SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on April 1st, 2008

Bill Bretherton from Human Powered Cycles, Brunswick, represented the social sustainability aspect of grassroots action through cycling with his presentation, “Asylum seekers, sustainability & cycling as transport”. 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

Please find Bill’s powerpoint slides and footage of his presentation below.

Bill Brethertons powerpoint presentation