Globally, the transport sector was responsible for 22% of total energy-related CO2 emissions in 2004. According to the UNFCCC, the transport sector was responsible for 34.21 of GHG emissions within the energy sector in Rwanda in 2005. As urbanization rates continue to rise and the population in cities increases, new models of sustainable transport and green mobility are critical for achieving sustainable development and increased economic opportunities for inhabitants.
Rwanda has a current urbanization rate of 4.1% with 17% of the population living in urban areas. The Government of Rwanda has prioritized sustainable urbanization processes in cities to facilitate national development. This cannot be achieved without significant investments in the infrastructure of Rwanda’s cities with an emphasis on non-combustible forms of transportation. The public bicycle sharing project aims to enable investment into alternative forms of transportation. The aim of this initiative is to leverage private sector resources to establish a pilot PBS program in the most feasible location.