[TheThinkTank] the virus and community bike shops, essential services thought

peter@BikeClarkCounty.org peter at bikeclarkcounty.org
Sat Mar 14 12:55:40 PDT 2020

Free community volunteer delivery by car/bike for elderly/needy:


> On Mar 13, 2020, at 11:38 AM, Bob Giordano <mist at strans.org> wrote:
> Just a quick thought on 'essential services':
> I think that community bicycle shops are essential
> for healthy, vibrant, socially just communities,
> in today's 'modern' age.... especially as a long
> term strategy to improve our cooperative systems.
> Community bicycle shops are likely not essential
> as far as absolute survival and in the context of
> remaining open during this pandemic.
> Hopefully we've all done enough community work
> to help people learn skills to work together
> and fix things, with our without a dedicated
> space.
> Just wanted to put this thought out there, as
> many shops are deciding how to move forward.
> Thanks, Bob Giordano, Free Cycles Missoula
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