Rwandan capital Kigali launches bike-sharing scheme to promote cleaner air
The Rwandan capital city Kigali has launched a bicycle sharing transport scheme as part of Rwanda's efforts to promote green mobility, especially in urban areas.
Kigali has partnered with GURARIDE, a local smart and green mode transport company to promote non-motorized transport in the city.
Under the partnership, GURARIDE installed modern green mobility bicycles at several ridesharing docking stations in Kigali City.
"The use of these bikes as new mode of transport in the city of Kigali will contribute to the promotion of smart and green city," said Pudence Rubingisa, mayor of Kigali at the launch of bike-sharing service.
He added that bike-sharing transport system within the city will make movements from one point to another more convenient and affordable.
"We are looking at expanding this initiative to other urban areas in the country," said Claver Gatete, Rwandan minister of infrastructure, at the launch.
He said that the government is encouraging and promoting carbon-free mobility in the country's growing cities and urban centers.