Bamboo bikes turn around fortunes for working women in Ghana. The Bamboo Bike Project aims to examine the feasibility of implementing cargo bikes made of bamboo as a sustainable form of transportation in areas of Africa where bamboo is commonly grown and where bicycle transportation is commonly used. Ghana Bamboo Bikes is getting a lot of interest from the United Kingdom where people are using them for touring.
They are popular with shops and exhibitors because people like the look of them. Last November the bicycle was the darling of the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Christiana Figueres head of the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) hitch a ride. “They’re made by women and these women are teaching other women to make these bamboo bikes and to sell them so that they have another income stream,” Figueres said. Continue here on CNN