Bloggers In Egypt Call For A Cycling Revolution
Egyptians are exploring tactics to spread environmentalism and encourage a new kind of lifestyle.
How often is it that you see a cyclist riding under water? Yasser is an Egyptian blogger, and member of the The Cairo Cyclists Club, who took a dive last year in order to make a humorous statement with a serious environmental message behind it.
While Egyptians have always been opinionated and outspoken, the January 25th revolution has amplified numerous issues, including the need to become a more sustainable society.
Inji El-Abd, an Egyptian environmentalist, followed up with Yasser's statement with a post on the potential and benefits of encouraging biking in a country where one can spot anything from a donkey to a sports car on the road. In looking at how protesters biked, she writes “they got there faster than most, as traffic was a killer and the metro station on Tahrir square was no longer operative.” This sense of self-sufficiency and efficiency cuts across cultures.