Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) Systems Regional Knowledge Exchange for African Cities

Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) Systems Regional Knowledge Exchange for African Cities
Monday 8 – Thursday 11 October 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

Mo-bike pilot Bike Share point at the UN-Office Nairobi

A bicycle-sharing system, public bicycle system, or bike-share scheme, is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a short term basis for a price or free. Many bike share systems allow people to borrow a bike from a “dock” and return it at another dock belonging to the same system. Docks are special bike racks that lock the bike, and only release it by computer control. The user enters payment information, and the computer unlocks a bike. The user returns the bike by placing it in the dock, which locks it in place. Other systems are dockless. For many systems, smartphone mapping apps show nearby available bikes and open docks.

Dialogue about Bike Share

Cities from across Africa will give five-minute visual presentations on their
plans and hopes for bike share in their cities. Hear from Rwanda, Egypt,
Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda. Followed by a Q&A.

Participating in a conversation with the private sector (Mobike, PBSC, and UBER) on Public Bike sharing opportunities in African Cities moderated by lecturer Amanda Ngabirano (Ms).  This is was intended to generate ideas for opportunities in domestication of the Global Transport and Mobility frameworks in relation to the creation of Integrated Public Transport systems facilitated by Non-Motorized modes. 

This demonstrated energy of the private sector to improve working relations with Governments and Civil Society to implement inclusive projects that complement SDGs for sustainable Cities and Communities.

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