Uvumbuzi Kenya held a Bicycle Awareness Caravan within the City of Nairobi with an aim of sensitizing city residents, cyclists, policy makers/leaders and motorists to recognize cyclists on the roads, petition the Government to incorporate the implementation of cycle friendly infrastructure as well promote a safe cycling culture for health, wealth. The Caravan took place on the 28th November 2010. The Caravan served a Phase One Campaign platform with the theme “Lets Share the Road”
Share the Road is a UNEP initiative to advance investments in road infrastructure for non-motorised transport (NMT). Cities are growth engines for national economies and a well-functioning and resource-efficient transport sector is key to supporting such growth. In this urban context, NMT road infrastructure has a key role to play in providing citizens clean, affordable and safe transport to meet their mobility needs.
Share the Road Report Launch and East Africa Workshop is scheduled for Monday, 29 November, at UNEP Headquarters in Gigiri. This is a one day meeting and members of the African Bicycle Network have been invited to participate in this meeting.
During this meeting the UNEP Executive Director, Mr. Achim Steiner, will launch the Share the Road global report.
On 31st July 2010 cyclists gathered at Mlimani City Shopping Centre to complain about the policy of Mlimani city to forbid cyclists from parking in the parking area. UWABA has been following up on this issue with Mlimani City management since 2007 and requesting replies to our letters but we have never received a written reply. About 20 cyclists gathered in the presence of camera crews from Channel 10 news to complain and management agreed verbally to change this policy and to put in place parking facilities for bicycles. In subsequent days cyclists tested whether the policy has been implemented by visiting the shopping centre on bicycle and found that Mlimani City now allows cyclists into the parking area, therefore this has been a successful campaign.
This year’s Velo-city Global brings together a multitude of voices across geographical and professional borders in order to form a platform for the exchange of experience,knowledge, and inspiration.
Jagi Gakunju of Uvumbuzi did a presentation at VeloCity Global in Copenhagen
The theme: Developing cycling in developing countries.
On 6th December 2009 cyclists across the planet took to highways, streets and dirt tracks demonstrating their capacity and willingness to take action against dangerous climate change. On 28th November 2010 …
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