TUMI Challenge Namibia

Ebikes4Windhoek: Active Mobility to Support Sustainable Cities

Windhoek has inadequate infrastructure to allow widespread active mobility options. This problem is coupled with a lack of access to affordable, sustainable mobility alternatives. In a city where transport costs are high, and paratransit is the main way to get around, the pilot project aims to make electric bicycles available and accessible to students by installing E-Mobility Hubs on two University Campuses. The project will provide students and residents with e-bikes to use and experience sustainable mobility options. To scale and ensure sustainability of the pilot, appropriate financing instruments and awareness campaigns should be supported to transform Namibia’s capital Windhoek into an e-mobility hub in Southern Africa.

The Process So Far

A Project Planning Workshop including Needs Analysis, Budget Planning, Project Timing took place

Project was adapted to better fit needs of citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cooperation with GIZ Namibia office & City of Windhoek on implementaion plan

E-bicycle procurement tender was initiated

Next Steps

Agreements with universities on hosting e-hubs and e-bikes

Retrofit used containers into e-hubs run on solar electricity

Receiving e-bikes delivered to Windhoek

Development of a long-term strategy on more engagement of citizens

TUMI Management Team Contact

Ebikes4Windhoek: Energy Efficient Mobility to support Sustainable Cities & NMT in Windhoek


GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

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