How are Bikes Synonymous to Empowerment?

By: Constance Nothomb

On top of allowing for mobility and independence, bikes provide autonomy, self-reliance and also safety. While they started off simply as a new mode of transportation, soon they became an instrument of empowerment for women throughout the globe. Cycling is still very prominent in today’s societies, the activity only growing over time. While mobility is still the first asset of a bike, it has not lost its ideological connotation. Organizations still work to provide bikes to as many people as possible as it brings confidence and makes streets safer … (read more)