London upcycling program The Bike Project can save a family of refugees over 1,000 pounds per year

The best solutions solve two or more problems while making a single change. A London-based effort, The Bike Project, does exactly that by addressing the litter and public nuisance of abandoned bikes and the costs of daily transportation for local refugee immigrants.

Each year sees over 27,000 bicycles abandoned in the city, which must be cleaned up (often with the removal of a lock) at a not inconsequential public cost. During the same period, more than 10,000 refugee immigrants flee in London with little money and no private automobile to help them find work and navigate the immigration process.

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