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Egypt to Launch Bike Sharing System in Cairo

Egypt to Launch Bike Sharing System in Cairo

Egypt has signed a protocol with the UN Human Settlement Programme introducing for the first time bike sharing system to connect cyclers, through bike lanes, all over Cairo.

The Governor of Cairo Atef Abdel Hamid has stressed that such step develops Egypt’s transport system.

Abdel Hamid further added that the first phase of the project constitutes of constructing bike sharing stations in Downtown Cairo.

A total of 300 bikes will be provided across the stations; the selection of the locations will be determined to allow easy access to the metro and bus stations.

The lanes to be set across the main squares in Cairo such as Al Alfy, Al Azbakeya as well as Manial.

He further stressed that the project is primarily targeting Egypt’s youth, further asserting on making the bike-sharing service available for affordable prices.

The Director of Traffic in Cairo Alaa al-Din Metwali stressed on the importance of  introducing the bike sharing system to Egyptians in addition to prioritising the bike lanes to accommodate Egypt’s youth.

The first phase of the project will cost $US 1.5 million, which is entirely funded by the Zurich-based Drosos Foundation, according to the press release.

The Drosos Foundation is a non profit organisation established in 2003; it seeks long-term impact of its projects. With regard to sustainability and social acceptance, the foundation promotes cooperation between local partners, authorities or the private sector.

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