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Bicycling movement sweeps Lebanon

As Lebanon is hit hard by a series of crises, fuel shortages aggravated by the Ukraine war have pushed many Lebanese to use bicycles as transportation.
One of the slogans displayed in street art by Chain Effect on Hamra Street, Beirut.
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BEIRUT — Faced with fuel shortages caused by the war in Ukraine, dozens of Lebanese drivers stuck in front of gas stations on Mar Mikhael Street wait impatiently to fill up their vehicles — a situation echoing last summer's “queues of humiliation.” As a consequence of the fuel shortage, many Lebanese have turned to bicycling — a less expensive and more environmentally friendly way of getting around.

Ramzi Alieh, a young Lebanese architect, uses his bicycle to traverse Beirut.

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