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MN2020 - VIDEO: Bicycle Library
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VIDEO: Bicycle Library

April 22, 2013 By Ellen Roos, Media Fellow Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

In communities with high rates of unemployment and chronic health problems, bicycles can provide an important gateway to jobs and wellness.

Cycles for Change runs the Community Partners Bicycle Library with help from dozens of neighborhood organizations. This provides access to bikes for lower-income Minnesotans. It also gives community members basic information on state and local bike policies, enabling folks to take a leadership role in shaping their communities' two wheeled transportation issues for all Minnesotans.

We talked with the Bicycle Library director, Claire Stoscheck, and two women who's lives have been shaped by the program.

 

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