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36577
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This nonprofit organization, offering bicycles at affordable prices and the opportunity to learn how to repair and build a bicycle. With bicycle parts donated and business operated by volunteers, Asheville ReCyclery offers more than relatively affordable transportation to school or work. It means helping others improve their lives while contributing to a sense of community.
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35895
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How to get there was transportation of the two wheeled, self- propelled variety: bicycles. Encouraging people to forego four wheeled transport were directing them toward the virtues of scenic routes; route guides; route maps; and its ecological and fiscal frugality.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 8 Issue 7, Sept 1980, p22
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36275
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On the downside to the takeover of AI in employment sectors: the elimination of jobs traditionally targeted for elimination, such as factory work; the elimination of highly paid positions such as software designing. Changes that may be a mixed blessing include a minimum guaranteed income provided by the government. However, what may be criticized now as a sign of a socialistic society may one day be regarded as the basis of economic survival.
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36313
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Unemployment related factors discussed were housing insecurity and transportation struggles. Such factors, coupled with low wage jobs, can create a cycle of poverty hard to escape and easy to perpetuate. Such factors also ranked Charlotte on the bottom of a Harvard University-sponsored economic mobility study. On the upside to this downward spiral were individuals such as Traletta Banks, an instructor showing others how to break the cycle with options such as creating career pathways. Also part of the effort was Economic Mobility Initiative, a nonprofit helping individuals on the road to self-sufficiency overcome roadblocks such as benefits cliff.
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36307
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The ELF—a conglomeration of a car, bike, and trike—intends to ease traveling in an increasingly urbanized world. Companies on a roll with this form of transportation include the profiled Organic Transit of Durham and its European counterpart, Schaeffler AG. Promotion of the product included these advantages: safer than a bicycle, more weather resistant than a scooter, and not subject to laws related to the electronic bike market.
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36457
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This nonprofit organization, established nearly a decade earlier, sustained success due to its celebration, education, and advocacy of life on two wheels for both urban and commuter cyclists. Events included coordinating community rides such as the Bike of the Irish. Lobbying for transportation policy changes yielded the Hominy Creek Greenway and the non-profit’s collaboration with the city council in the creation of Asheville’s Comprehensive Bicycle Plan.