In order to extend the Pedalar Sem Age action to more seniors or people with reduced mobility, we need another trishaw!
Acquire another vehicle to fulfill the mission of Pedalar Sem Age: combat social isolation and unwanted loneliness for seniors or people with reduced mobility through rides on adapted bicycles, made by trained volunteer pilots. We have seniors waiting to ride the trishaws. Our vehicles run 7 days a week, from morning to late, being able to make two to three tours a day. We need one more vehicle in order to reach out more people.
About the author
Pedalar Sem Idade, a non-profit organization to support the elderly, aims to implement the Cycling Without Age project in Portugal. This movement was founded in Denmark in 2014 and is now spread across 52 countries across the globe. Having kicked off its activities in the Lisbon area, the project has a great scalability and replicability potential, both organically — through regional delegations and grassroots movements — and in a more structured fashion, through partnerships with local organizations and networks. The project offers 60minute rides in specially-designed vehicles (trishaws) which have been adapted to carry elderly people or those with impaired mobility. These rides are mostly free, and led by volunteer pilots who have been properly trained. These rides are offered through institutions such as nursing homes, senior day care centers and health care clinics, as well as to families whose elderly relatives, despite still living at home, are homebound due to their mobility issues. Pedalar Sem Idade's goal is to help fight solitude and isolation in our target-audience. Additional benefits include a stronger integration of the elderly or physically-impaired in their local communities, boosting their well-being, their self-esteem and their confidence levelsThese rides are also an excellent way to bring families together in a healthy and engaging format, with a strong cross-generational component, capitalizing on the exponential growth the use of bicycles has benefited from in the last few years. Pedalar Sem Idade's trishaws and volunteer pilots will allow families to include their elderly in such leisurely activities, contributing to a stronger integration in their family and city life.
Budget and due dates
The campaign will start on November 8, 2022 and end on December 22, 2022.
We are looking to acquire another trishaw, whose value is €14,600