Chattanooga Turns To Bicycles To Help Homeless

Bicycles are being collected and distributed to Chattanooga's homeless in an attempt to improve their quality of life.
July 15, 2009, 5am PDT | Mike Lydon
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"Homeless people spend so much of their days walking that foot-related health problems rank among their chief complaints, advocates say.

And all that time spent hoofing it from one service to another means less time spent on searching for jobs or housing.

That's why the Chattanooga Community Kitchen and Outdoor Chattanooga teamed up to give the homeless some pedal power.

'A bicycle is just a very efficient means of transportation," said Philip Pugliese, bicycle coordinator for Outdoor Chattanooga. "If it can enable someone to make it to another business, another place of employment, or another service, that can help them better themselves.'"

Thanks to Collin Worth

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Published on Monday, July 6, 2009 in Chattanooga Times Free Press
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