07 Dec '11, 12pm

Make People-Friendly, Bike-Friendly Cities, Say South African Photographers (Photos)

Make People-Friendly, Bike-Friendly Cities, Say South African Photographers (Photos)

Two South African photographers, Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler two years ago set out to document why there are so few bicycle commuters in their country. They've traveled over 6,000 kilometers in South Africa on their bikes to show who was using bikes and why. Tanki Mohapeloa, for example, pictured above, makes his living from his bike and grocery-basket trailer near the Lesotho-South Africa border. "It’s because of this bicycle that I am able to make money," he says at the Bicycle Portraits site. "I am a Mosotho and I hustle with this wagon. There are no jobs so I have made this my job. I take tourist’s luggage inside the wagon and it helps me to make a living." © Bicycle Portraits Yoliswa Fipaza Engelbrecht and Grobler found a number of subcultures of cycling. Turning hundreds of their photos into a three-part book series was the next phase of their adventure, and the...

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