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From the text: At the Cyclonomia bike kitchen in Budapest, all tools and equipment are communally owned. The around 300 members drop in to the basement workshop to not only fix up their rides, but also to build them – cargo bikes in particular.
It’s part of an experiment in “new ways of re-localizing the economy,” says co-founder Adrien Despoisse.
Re-localization, Despoisse explains, is about reducing the energy needed for transport – but also about nurturing grassroots cooperation, and operating on a scale where communities can take back control of local economies. . . .