Ethiopian Capital receives support to implement innovative, bike-friendly street designs to promote sustainable transportation, revitalize neighborhoods, and improve resident health and well-being By Staff Reporter
ADDIS ABABA – (BORKENA) – In recognition of World Bike Day on June 3, Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Ethiopian Capital City, Addis Ababa has become one of the ten first-ever winners of the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI).
Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in a press release it sent to BORKENA today that Addis Ababa is among the winning global cities that would receive funding support of USD 400,000 to build innovative cycling infrastructure and sustainable mobility options for their residents. The goal of BICI is to help cities design streets that increase biking rates, revitalize neighborhoods, and promote the health and well-being of their communities. Ethiopia is thus expected to build secluded lanes in Addis Ababa for bicycle riders using the fund it will receive from Bloomberg Philanthropies. According to the Press Release, Addis Ababa needs to double the number of protected bike lanes to achieve Africa’s largest city cycle network.
Led in partnership with the Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI), in addition to funding to enact their proposals, each winning BICI city will receive technical assistance from GDCI on project development, cycling facility design, data collection, and resident engagement.
The 10 BICI winners are: Fortaleza, Brazil—winner of a $1 million prize—and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Bogota, Colombia; Lisbon, Portugal; Milan, Italy; Mombasa, Kenya; Pimpri-Chinchwad, India; Quelimane, Mozambique; Tirana, Albania; and Wellington, New Zealand, each of […]