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Cycling Tips: How Mexico City cyclists are using bicycles to aid earthquake victims

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MEXICO CITY (CT) — Residents of earthquake-damaged Mexico City have a new reason to embrace bicycles — they’re helping repair lives.

On a Tuesday afternoon earlier this month, a 7.1 magnitude quake rocked the Mexican capital. The timing was uncanny — it had been 32 years to the day since an 8.0 magnitude earthquake left 10,000 people dead, 30,000 injured, over 400 buildings demolished, and thousands homeless.

The death toll of the recent September 19 earthquake was significantly lower, with just over 300 fatalities (180 in the city, 138 in surrounding states), 40 buildings collapsed, and nearly 4,000 buildings likely to be uninhabitable.

Complete article on Cycling Tips. Photos by Clayton Conn.

 

 

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