Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative

From cutting boards to clothing bamboo has been sprouting up all over the place. Bamboo is not only a sustainable material, but it is also cost effective, making it an excellent raw material for designers and architects. Visionary and entrepreneur, Bernice Dapaah, started the Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative with multiple goals in mind, in addition to creating sustainable and affordable transportation options for the people of Ghana, the bikes promote well being and local industry. Additionally, for every bamboo plant that is cut down, the initiative plants ten more! Making a bamboo bike that worked was a challenge, but after multiple prototypes the team finally found a winning design. Because the bikes are hand made they can be customized in an endless number of ways. The team is even working designing solar powered bamboo bikes!   Read more >>