Marrakech Goes Green, Launches First Bike Share in Africa

Marrakech Goes Green, Launches First Bike Share in Africa

Africa’s first bike share experience was launched in Marrakech, which currently hosts the climate summit (COP22), November 7 through 18.

The initiative, dubbed “Medina Bike”, adds to the momentum towards making environment protection and eco-friendly practices at the heart of the daily lives of citizens.

Three hundred bikes will thus be available for use for the locals and visitors of Marrakech at 10 docking stations throughout central Marrakech.

This experience, the first of its kind in Africa, offers users prices of 50, 150 and 500 dirhams for passes for a day, a week or a month respectively while a 30 minute ride would cost 30 dirhams only, less than 3 dollars.

Citylab.com reports that the tender for Medina Bike was launched by The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and won by the French firm Smoove in partnership with a local Moroccan company, Estates Vision.

On Wednesday, Morocco unveiled its first locally-made pickup truck running on electricity

Baptized “Aslan”, the ecology-friendly pickup truck is equipped with electricity-dependent engine and is manufactured by the kingdom’ technology and innovation center, “Tamayuz Supply Chain.”

According to the national transport and logistics company (SNTL), which is sponsoring the project, Aslan offers comfort, power and security. It is tailor-made for urban commutes, but can also be used for outside urban areas travels.

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