The Bicycle project will transform the streets of Cairo



Tue, 11 Jul 2017 - 12:36 GMT


Tue, 11 Jul 2017 - 12:36 GMT

Bicycle Lane - via pixabay by einszweifrei

Bicycle Lane - via pixabay by einszweifrei

CAIRO – 11 July 2017: Cairo Governor Atef Abdel Hamid and Rania Hedeya the director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program signed a contract of the project "Bescletta" to activate the system of deployment of the use of bicycles and promote it as a means of alternative means of transportation at a cost of LE 30 million ($1.6 million).

Abdel Hamid adds, that encouraging citizens to use bicycles as a safe and inexpensive means is, fully supported by the most prominent figures in Egypt.

The two sides agreed to work together to select a site for the implementation of the "Bescletta" project in Cairo and how to manage and operate the project with the design and implementation of special cycling routes in the selected area to enable the safe use of the bicycle sharing system, as Abdel Hamid mentions.

Plus The governor pointed out that the construction of these stations will be studied in areas where cars are not permitted such as Al-Moez, Saray Al-Azbekiya, Al-Alfi, Ahmed Orabi and youth gatherings near the universities of Cairo and Ain Shams.

The governor demanded that the prices of using this medium will be suitable for young people.

The governor added that the state seeks to encourage citizens to reduce the use of private cars and to reduce pollution by providing an appropriate public transport.

Hedeya pointed out that the bicycle sharing system is the technology of placing bikes in stations throughout the city, which enables residents and their leaders to rent bicycles from place (A) and then leave the bike in place (B) pointing out that the system has been experienced around the world.

Hedeya adds that Cairo is seeking to benefit from international experiences in the field of transportation, especially those that reduce pollution.



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