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Source: European Commission
The staff of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport (DG MOVE) are organising a bike collection to support the #BikesForUkraine campaign.
Initiated by 6 Ukrainian NGOs, #BikesforUkraine is collecting bikes to help Ukrainian volunteers & community services.
The bicycle has become the main way of getting around in the Ukrainian cities that have suffered most from the Russian military aggression: Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy and others. These cities are struggling with interrupted or non-operational public transport and a lack of fuel.
The bicycle is often the only option for delivering humanitarian aid and moving personnel working on critical services.
How to donate:
- Donate your bike(s) that you no longer use, but which are still in good working condition. Both bikes for children and adults are welcome. Electric bikes with working batteries are also welcome.
- Donate spare parts, bike trailers and saddle bags for carrying medical supplies, food, etc., child trailer bikes with one wheel, helmets, bike locks, lights for driving safely on damaged roads, pumps, etc.
- Spread the word! Use European Commission visuals and activate your networks so that the scheme reaches a maximum number of bike owners.
- Volunteer and help to repair donated bikes, ensuring they are fit for use. Get in touch by email.
Drop off bikes, spare parts, and locks at the entrance of DG MOVE, Rue de Mot/De Motstraat 28, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels during the following hours:
Monday (31 October) – Friday (4 November) by personal appointment (please send an email)
Tuesday (8 November) – Friday (11 November) 8:30-10:00