The community bike organization Right to move / La Voie Libre is located in the downtown of Montreal, at the back of the Concordia university. On Mackay street, after crossing a parking, a little door invites to a basement where the workshop is located.
The first goal of the organization is to make bike accessible as a transport mean to anyone in the city. The organization is one of the oldest in the city. Originally in connection with the university, the organization now runs independently. It is one of the oldest bike organization in the city. It started 19 years ago.
People can enjoy the space to fix their bike and take advantage of experienced volunteers’ advices.
But this organization offers something else which makes a difference.
The necessity to allocate slots in the workshop reserved to trans, femme and women, started from the experience of gender-based violence and discrimination in workshops full of men.
Names were intentionally not mentioned to respect the intimacy of the place and people’s choice who agreed however to be photographed.