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Afghan Amputee Bike Messengers

NPR ran an awesome story on Afghan amputee bike messengers this morning. The sad fact of the matter is that there are lots of men in Kabul who have lost a limb to land mines. And when this happens they are often left with no recourse other than to beg for money on the streets.

Thankfully, there are people in Kabul smart enough to realize that bike messengers are an efficient delivery option for a high-traffic city that’s growing more congested every day.

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  1. meliOctober 8, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    what an inspirational story.

  2. EvanOctober 8, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Rock on, Ride a bike for a living, and show ‘em how it’s done. Can somebody buy these guys an office space, so their business doesn’t die this winter?

  3. Bike Blog NYC » Bike Messengers in AfghanistanOctober 10, 2008 at 9:38 am

    [...] this on NPR and Urban Velo reminded me to link [...]

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