KCCA, eBee Launch Monthly Cycling Day to Promote Sustainable Urban Transportation

KCCA, eBee Launch Monthly Cycling Day to Promote Sustainable Urban Transportation

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), in partnership with eBee Uganda, has introduced the Kampala Cycling Day initiative.

This monthly event aims to encourage the adoption of cycling as a zero-emission mode of transport, aligning with Kampala's vision of becoming a greener and healthier Smart City.

The inaugural Kampala Cycling Day commenced yesterday, drawing participation from a diverse group of cyclists, including city residents, stakeholders, and representatives from eBee Uganda, an African e-mobility company contributing to the city's smart agenda with electric bicycles.

The event kicked off at City Hall, where over 70 cyclists embarked on a symbolic ride around the city streets.

Notably, the presence of electric bicycles underscored a commitment to clean energy solutions amidst Kampala's pollution challenges.

The use of electric bicycles not only promotes environmental sustainability but also provides a practical alternative for commuters seeking efficient and eco-friendly transportation options.

Speaking at the event, Engineer Irene Namuyiga, the Road Safety Expert at KCCA, highlighted the importance of cycling as a sustainable mode of transport.

She announced that the Kampala Cycling Day will be a recurring event held on the last Friday of every month, with the next event scheduled for April 22.

Engineer Namuyiga further emphasized KCCA's commitment to enhancing cycling infrastructure, including the development of Non-Motorized Transport corridors and the introduction of bicycle lanes across the city.

"Cycling is not just about transportation; it's about promoting a healthier lifestyle, reducing emissions, and creating a more livable city," stated Engineer Namuyiga, urging more city dwellers to embrace cycling as a viable mode of travel.