The Chain Effect collective, with co-founders Zeina, Naoum and Nadida pictured here, is organizing Bike to Work 2018. (The Daily Star/The Chain Effect, HO)
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What would happen if 500 Beiruti commuters simultaneously decided to drop their cars in favor of a bicycle? Find out on April 25, when the Bike to Work campaign rolls out across the city to get more people out of their cars and into the saddle. With temporary bike lanes, a photo competition with the chance to win a bicycle, as well as free coffee and snacks from local cafes, Bike to Work aims to ease participants into the experience of cycling in Beirut to encourage event-goers to take up the habit every day.In order to equip all these commuters with bicycles, organizers teamed up with some ten bike shops.Hawa also cites studies that show how bikes boost the economy.
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