Bike Share Kampala Pilot Project
Bike sharing systems are critical tools of current policies and practices for Uganda to address challenges, as part of wider urban mobility management strategies. This is generally supported by the 2012 Uganda’s Non-motorized Transport (NMT) policy and the draft implementation Manual.
Cycling is the most sustainable mode of transportation for short and medium-distance trips in urban cities. In the past, cycling used to be considered a leisure activity and not so much a mode of transportation for your daily commute especially the Greater Kampala metropolitan Areas (GMKA).
The Bike share Kampala Pilot, was a two week project that aimed promote cycling as a sustainable Mobility option for the city and the need to demonstrate bike share to the public and the decision makers and to make recommendations for inclusive transport planning through knowledge share and engagement.
The bike share bike pilot increased recognition of cycling by the public as a mobility option. To this effect, Kampala Cycling Club reported that numerous persons had started to contact the club for cycling lessons and bicycle rentals.
TEENS Uganda, as the project consultant provided the technical support and human resource to the effective implementation with applied basic research finding to inform the next steps for Greater Kampala Metropolitan future public transport needs and for the 10 new cities where it operates together the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development through the Uganda National Urban Forum.