Aims & Objectives
The Bristol Bike Project aims to fulfill the the following objectives:
- To provide a valuable and empowering service for underprivileged and marginalised groups of people within our community whose lives would greatly improve through the benefit of having accessible, affordable and sustainable transportation.
- To provide an inclusive, non-judgemental, vibrant and supportive workshop environment for volunteers and project-users alike, from all walks of life, that encourages and promotes skill-sharing and independence, where new skills are learned in a way that is empowering for all and friendships are made.
- To divert and redirect functional bicycles and their working parts from recycling and landfill. Through doing this, we help to lower the demand for raw materials, promote the ideas of reuse within our community and offer an alternative to simply buying new.
Community – We realise that the success of the project relies upon working with the whole community here in Bristol and we are committed to making this project open and inclusive to all.
Repairing – working with a huge resource, in this case, unwanted bicycles, and doing our best to reuse and recycle where possible with a strong commitment to diverting as much as possible away from landfill.
Relocating – primarily through our Earn-a-Bike scheme with marginalized and underprivileged groups within our community, but also through secondhand bike sales.