Bikes in the World Today

This three-part series from the BBC looks at bicycles in the modern world -- from Paris to Uganda to India.

"With more than a billion models worldwide, the bicycle has found a place in every society."

"Since its invention in 1817 people have redesigned and used the bike for hundreds of different purposes."

"From sporting events and policing the streets to sharpening knives and selling ice cream."

"Using a lot of leg power, the Bicycle Diaries journeys into three different places around the world to discover the communities and people for whom two wheels are better than four."

* Part one -- A new bicycle system in Paris, France
* Part two -- Why cycling matters in Kampala, Uganda
* Part three -- How biking in New Delhi, India helps the economy

Full Story: The Bicycle Diaries

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