Tshwane, South Africa: Improving access to education with bicycles
This is a project case story within the framework of the TUMI Challenge 2018. The City of Tshwane has a strong focus on sustainability, which is evident in its investments in public transport and non-motorized transport (NMT) to improve accessibility for all income groups in a low-carbon manner. The Shova Kalula bicycle programme is one such endeavor, providing free bicycles to learners living in outlying areas, and in turn creating new social and economic opportunities in the form of bicycle maintenance and repair shops. This partnership between the City, Provincial and National Government has improved learners’ access to education and reduced their journey times, whilst building a culture of cycling in the region.
This case story gives an overview about the different measures from Tshwane including the Shova Kalula National Bicycle programme.