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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Building an improved NMT culture through Bicycle Sharing
This is a project case story within the framework of the TUMI Challenge 2018. The city of Addis Ababa is home to 25 percent of Ethiopians, and its population is projected to reach close to five million by 2030. Considered one of the fastest growing urban settlements in the world, its planning and development is struggling to keep up with its rapid expansion. For citizens, moving around the city is a daily challenge due to traffic caused by congestion and frequent accidents, insufficient public transport and a lack of infrastructure to accommodate non-motorized transport (NMT). The city is now prioritizing the improvement and development of infrastructure to allow more people to travel by foot or bicycle. It has set itself the ambitious goal of having the largest bicycle sharing scheme on the continent, and will soon implement the fi rst phase of this project with support from TUMI.