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Bicycles In Jamaica 2

Bicycles in Jamaica

All Photos by Tim C for The Urban Country

A friend recently returned from a trip to Jamaica and managed to snap some photos of everyday Jamaicans using bicycles for transportation in that island country. Bicycles are an economical and efficient way to get around, so it’s no wonder that some locals use bicycles to get themselves and their work gear from point A to point B.

On a similar note, there is a volunteer organization here in Toronto called “Bicycles Crossing Borders” that sends commuting bicycles over to Cuba to help Cubans improve their lives and spend more time with their family by reducing their commute times.

They simply take unused bicycles out of the waste system in Canada and ship them over to Cuba to be repaired and sold at a very low cost to the Cuban people.

It’s great to see bicycles being used in both of these island countries to provide their citizens a pragmatic, cost-effective and efficient means of transportation.

Bicycles in Jamaica

Bicycles in Jamaica

Bicycles in Jamaica

James D. Schwartz is the editor of The Urban Country. You can contact James at james.schwartz@theurbancountry.com.

All Photos by Tim C for The Urban Country

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  • Anonymous

    I dont agree with them being hit by a car but as has already been said, if your plan is to go out and intentionally disrupt traffic you should expect for someone to lose the plot.

    An anonymous said earlier that the car driver should use another road…. then same should be said for the bike riders…. or wouldnt their plan to disrupt traffic have worked as well had they done that?

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