The project already known as Tirana Bicycle Community "is the first initiative in Albania to establish the stations for renting bicycles. The project is an initiative of "PASS" organization with the support of OSFA and the American organization "Pedal for Progress" which has donated the first 500 bicycles in the service to this program. The purpose of this project is to increase the use of bicycles as a healthy and ecological transport. On 22nd of September, on the national activity day “A Day without cars” we began the first activity "transport by bicycle " as a new form of bicycle rental service for the citizens of Tirana. Over 200 bicycles were distributed in the Youth Park, Mother Theresa Square and to the Ministry of Environment. In the next year, Tirana Bicycle Community aims to establish 12 stations for renting bicycles, of which 7 will be at the University of Tirana and 5 will be other public spaces. In these centers we will employ people from families in need and with few employment opportunities. We are still working out the mechanism of distributing the bicycle to rent. Elements of security and guarantees of their return are very important in order that this service exists and continuously expand and increase the number of bicycles in circulation. The Tirana Community Bicycle Albania project won financial support from the George Soros-funded Open Society Foundation Albania (OSFA). An even larger contribution came from the US-based Pedal for Progress organisation, which donated 450 bicycles. Sixty of these were used road bikes, which were modified and painted by local technicians to serve as public bikes in the Eco-Volis scheme. Another portion were set aside to donate to children and to activists and volunteers in PASS. Still another portion were diverted to the project's Eco Bicycle Shop, a social enterprise which sells bikes for USD 50-150 and reinvests profits for the service and maintenance of Eco-Volis bicycles. The Eco-Volis scheme, which is supported by Tirana City Hall, was recently launched with five bike stations, each staffed by two people in two shifts. Having started with five stations employing 10 people, the scheme is envisioned to expand to 12 stations (24 staff) within its first year. Project staff continue to fund raise for donations and sponsorship agreements.