ReBicycle, a New Zealand charitable organization, has provided local refugees with free bicycles and bike-riding lessons to deal with their difficulties with commuting, and better accomodate those who were recently resettled in New Zealand.
根據英國衛報（The Guardian)報導， 有一名來自伊朗的足球女教練，2018年逃難來到紐西蘭定居，接受採訪時她說道：「剛來紐西蘭時非常害怕，完全不敢離開家裡，甚至會在家掙扎好幾天才提起勇氣踏出門採買生活用品。」
According to The Guardian, an Iranian woman who is a former football player and coach, arrived in New Zealand as a refugee in 2018. She said she was so scared when she first moved to New Zealand that she struggled to leave the house, and would spend days taking up the courage to walk to the supermarket for basic supplies.
In addition, she said a few months after settling, she was invited to join a local bicycle club and was given a second-hand bike from ReBicycle. Since then, she has cycled the country’s steep green hills and wide fields, sometimes traveling 45 km on any given weekend. She explained the picturesque scenery helped soothe her.
New Zealand accepted a thousand refugees each year under its quota system Refugee Claimant Visa, which grants refugees who come to settle in New Zealand with the same civil rights as locals.
ReBicycle has donated more than 200 bicycles to asylum seekers in Wellington. However, learning to ride a bike is more difficult as an adult so it takes days for people to learn cycling rather than hours. In addition, some women are particularly disadvantaged because it may be frowned upon for cultural reasons. Long robes and loose-fit clothing can also be an obstacle.