Albania

Albania Update

by Ened Mato Spring 2015 InGear It has been a frenzy driven period for us. In between the activities we are organizing many society projects and we are preparing for many more. [caption id="attachment_3504" align="alignright" width="300"] Kidical Mass ride in Tirana[/caption] I am more than happy to tell you about Kidical Mass, which is a younger version of more...

PASS/Ecovolis: P4P Partner in Albania

[caption id="attachment_2818" align="alignright" width="300"] Employees at a bike-sharing kiosk in Tirana[/caption] PASS (Programii Alternativave Sociale Stimuluese, Social Stimulating Alternative Programme) was established in 2002 with the goal of encouraging community action and raising public awareness of local social and environmental issues in the Albanian capital more...

Update on Our Partner Ecovolis

by Patricia Hamill Fall 2014 InGear Just recently, we received some positive updates from Ened Mato, CEO of Ecovolis in Albania. He announced that there have been 4 successful projects put in motion that were made possible through our partnership with them. The first project he told us about was the development of an entrepreneurial endeavor called Trasta o Nona more...

Give Smiles With a Bicycle!

by Ened Mato Spring 2014 InGear How nice it is to donate a smile! It is a grim fact that some Albanians face the indifference of passers by and the silence of fellow citizens in general. Many children are mired in a cycle of hopeless days without experiencing the joys of a real childhood and, confused, stare straight into the future without a sense of hope. Nearly more...

House of Colors – Albania

Dear David, This Christmas we donated another 20 bicycles to “Shtwpiza e Ngjyrave”, “House of Colors”. This house is a kids' center that hosts more than 120 children every day. These children are in a “street situation”, working and begging. “Make them smile” is the campaign of bike donations. This is the seventh kids' center P4P bicycles have more...

Country Update: Albania

by Joseph Matar Fall 2013 InGear Pedals for Progress’ partnership with the Social Stimulating Alternative Programs (SSAP) in Albania has led to the founding of a number of initiatives that have not only bettered people’s lives, but the country’s environment as well. The first of these was the Ecovolis bike-sharing system—based in the country’s capital of more...

Bikes Take Root in the Balkans

by Jola Foto Spring 2011 InGear Throughout the cities of western and northern Europe public bicycle services have been established that encourage and increase the use of bicycles as healthy and ecologically-sound transport.  Through these services subscribers can rent bikes in easily accessible locations throughout the city and when finished return them to any more...

Albania

Partner: PASS/Ecovolis 3,882 bikes and 155 sewing machines shipped since 2010 Articles Ecovolis Website Ecovolis more...

Ecovolis: Exemplary Results from Bicycle Recycling

Ecovolis is a bike-sharing system based in Albania’s capital, Tirana. Initiated over two years ago, this program has revolutionized the city’s transportation and circulation scheme. There was a very real necessity to create a solution to the congestion and pollution in the car-filled streets of Tirana, and it is largely due to the donations of bicycles and the great more...

Albania #2 Shipped on May 28th

Saturday, May 28th, 2011 An extremely satisfying day,  Today P4P loaded 523 bikes in our second shipment ever for Albania, formerly the worlds most isolated country.   This shipment of used bikes and almost as importantly a vast array of parts and accessories donated by Easton Bell Sports will serve to supplement the Albanian Public Bike Service which was initiated more...