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Let's give Ukraine
cycling freedom.

Help us send good, used bikes to Ukrainian cities.

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Time to act

THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE URGENTLY NEED THOUSANDS OF BIKES

… along with funds for both logistics and local bike infrastructure. The goal is 2000 bikes and 2 million dkk.

In short, Bikes4Ukraine will raise funds, collect unwanted bikes and truck them to Ukrainian cities. But we need your help.

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“My idea was to get bikes to Lviv for all the internally displaced people who came here to flee the war.”

Lyana Mytsko
Director of Lviv Municipal Art Center

Why?

BIKES ARE NEEDED IN DIFFERENT CITIES FOR DIFFERENT REASONS

 

Lviv, the city in the west of Ukraine, has been a safe haven in the country. But due to Internally-Displaced People (IDPs), it has seen a population increase of 200,000 people.
That’s a 28% increase in population.

Public transport is under pressure. IDPs need to get to the supermarket, the doctor or to school with their kids.  

In places that suffered the horrors of war like Bucha, Borodyanka, Chernahiv, Kharkiv and countless more cities, bikes are needed because the roads are destroyed by shelling and tanks, the Russians stole or destroyed all public transport and there is a gas shortage. 

As ever, cycling is part of the solution but there aren’t enough bikes available.

 

Campaign director Mikael Colville-Andersen is an internationally renowned expert on cycling and urban mobility.

The goal

2000
THOUSANDS OF GOOD, USED BIKES
GIVEN NEW LIFE IN UKRAINE

Bikes we take for granted in European cities can play an important role in the daily lives of Ukrainians. That extra bike in the back courtyard or garage that you no longer use can give momentum to mothers and fathers and an important tailwind to their children and grandparents. 

 

When we started, our goal was 2000 good, used bikes to Ukraine. Since then, we have seen the need increase. The city of Chernihiv has appealed for 7000! Lviv can use as many as we can send. And so many other cities need them as well. Our goal? As many bikes as possible to Ukraine.

 

Not racing bikes or e-bikes, just everyday rides for daily life.

Wishlist

This is what's needed

Ladies' bikes

Mens' bikes

Cargo bikes

Childrens' bikes

Strong locks

Donations

Background

Ukraine needs bikes

Lviv needs thousands of decent bikes. Nothing fancy. Not road bikes or e-bikes, just everyday rides. And they need a way to keep cyclists safe – AKA protected bike lanes.

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?

Bikes4Ukraine is an active response to a direct appeal from the city of Lviv in Western Ukraine. Since then, other cities and citizens have contacted us, asking for bikes. They see bikes as a solution for a host of reasons.

The plan

from idea to action

Bikes4Ukraine will raise funds, collect unwanted bikes, truck them to Ukrainian cities. It’s as simple as that.

Phase 1

We are fundraising to be able to pay for logistics and transport of bikes to Ukraine.

Phase 2

We recieve bike donations from citizens and ship them to Ukrainian cities with the funds we raised.

organisation

The team behind

Bikes4Ukraine

mikael
Mikael Colville-Andersen
Campaign Director

Day job: urban designer and bike evangelist

Urban Design expert and host of
“The Life-Sized City”.

http://colville-andersen.com

anna
Anna Ax
Campaign Art Direction

Day job: Art Director and graphic designer

Anna makes brands look good and helps them communicate in a visually stringent way.

philip
Philip Morley
Campaign Copywriter

Day job: Key Message Expert

Helping companies all over the world explain what they do. In plain English.

tina
Tina Vilfan
Urban Designer

Day job: urban designer and bike evangelist

An urban designer who creates feel-good places in cities. She helps people co-design and take ownership of their public spaces.

lars
Lars Hartmann
Webdesign

Day job: graphic designer

Lars makes identity-driven graphic design for both physical and digital spaces.

michael
Michael Sørensen
Web Developer

Day job: Web consultant

Making computers do what they’re told.

lukas
Lukas Lunow
Digital Marketing

Day job: Solution Architect

Provides advisory on marketing technology to global brands.

mathias
Mathias Gran-Olander
Photo & Co-creation

Day job: Consultant

Co-creating policies, projects and democratic initiatives with citizens and politicians in Gentofte Kommune.

Time to act

No need to wait:
YOUR BIKE WILL HAVE
AN INSTANT IMPACT.

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