- Gravity ropeways Making access easier for people living in remote mountainous areas
- Bicycle trailers Flat topography is ideal for bicycles, so people can transport goods to market using trailers
- Road building Building better roads improves access to schools, health care, building materials and other goods
One of the major causes of poverty is isolation. Improving the access and mobility of the isolated poor paves the way for access to markets, services and opportunities. By improving transport poorer people are able to access markets where they can buy or sell goods for income, and make better use of essential services such as health and education.
For more than 40 years, Practical Action have worked with poor communities to identify the types of transport that work best for them. With our technical and practical support, isolated rural communities can design, build and maintain village roads and bridges using local materials, tools and labour.
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Nestled in the shadows of the Alps, I joined 400 people at EPFL in Lausanne last week to talk tec...