Bamboo Bikes

Sustainable development and appropriate technology took a leap forward (or at least a bike ride forward) recently with this story, sent to me by Naava Frank.

A high-end bicycle maker based in Santa Cruz, CA started experimenting with bicycle frames made from bamboo several years ago. Recently he made a grant-funded trip to Ghana to look for local sources of other key materials (they have lots of bamboo), and for local entrepreneurs interested in using these ideas.

Read the full story in the Seattle Times.

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