Biciacción

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Biciacción

More Bikes, Less Smog. Campaign against contamination in Quito

More Bikes, Less Smog. Campaign against contamination in Quito

Based in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, Biciacción is an NGO made up of urban cyclists. Its mission? To promote new forms of mobility, through the use of bicycles as an effective means of transport, sports and recreation. 

Biciacción began life by organising Ciclopaseo, a weekly event that closes the city’s central streets to motorized traffic. The organisation now also runs the Escuela de la Bici (a bike school and cycling summer camp), the Bicipaseos Patrimoniales series that allows locals and visitors to explore the beautiful, colonial city of Quito on two wheels and the Bici Chiva – a scheme that offers an alternative to the traditional motorized parades in Latin America.