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Poverty/Income Inequality


The “CBW” is a cooperative learning workshop that provides a facility, tools, and education to those interested in bicycles. The workshop provides affordable bicycles and a free place to learn and thus increases bicycle awareness. The CBW is a program of Green Options Buffalo, which promotes biking, walking, public transit, and other healthy and sustainable transportation options. The CBW refurbishes and sells roughly 109 bicycles per year for an average of $85 a piece, and it donates many free bicycles as well. The CBW is staffed by one part-time shop manager (paid $12.75 per hour), one full-time AmeriCorps member, and a number of volunteers.