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Rwanda rolls out smart bicycle sharing docking stations

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The City of Kigali in partnership with Guraride has embarked on a campaign to promote non-motorized transport with the introduction of smart bicycle docking stations.

As part of this partnership, Gura Universal Link (Guraride) has installed smart green mobility ridesharing docking stations across two networks (City Center & Gisimenti – Kimironko corridors). Each station has provision for at least 5 bikes.

Guraride is a Rwanda-based green e-mobility public bike share (PBS) transport system company committed to the sustainability of micro-mobility in Africa, with Rwanda being its first entry point. The startup combines smart bikes, electric scooters, and electric bike-sharing in a single app to enable users to choose their ride preference.

“If you look around, you will notice that Rwanda has started putting bike lanes all over the country’s major cities. In alignment with Rwanda vision 2030 for smart Green e-mobility in the country, we found Rwanda as the readiest country in Africa,”

said Ike Erhabor, Guraride President.

In the now setup docking stations, the City of Kigali has arranged for the bikes to be used free of charge for the first three months with fair ride costs to be introduced subsequently. This will be the first phase of the bike share rollout, and the network will be expanded to other parts of the city as feasible.

But how does it all work, well, all you have to do is download the Guraride app or sign up on your computer, scan the QR code on the bike lock to release and start your ride. Once you reach your destination, lock your bike at a Guraride dockstation when you’re done riding. Easy peasy!

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