Switcher of the Month
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We are proud to announce that our Switchers of the Month in June are Zeina Hawa, Elena Haddad, Hadrien Bechara, and Nadida Raad. They are founders of The Chain Effect in Beirut, Lebanon.
Nadida, Naoum, Elena and Zeina sit in front of the most recent wall painting, completed in Ain El Mreisseh
"We found a way to bring the message of cycling mobility to the rest of Beirut: Art, It made sense to do art in the streets, because that is where mobility happens,” Hawa explains.
The group works with local communities, both young and old, and invites them to join painting sessions in their neighbourhoods. The Chain Effect is also creating a bike map of Beirut which will pinpoint such information as the best crossing points for cyclists, underpasses available for pedestrians and bikes, and routes that involve less hilly sections. In addition to the city’s navigational infrastructure, there is also the physical infrastructure. One of The Chain Effect’s recent projects has been to collaborate with a blacksmith to design functional and attractive bike parking that can be installed by municipalities and businesses
You want to unleash your graffiti art potential or cycle or just learn more about the Chain Effect activities, then check their Facebook page