Expansion call for Abu Dhabi Cycle Scheme
The minds behind the capital’s first bike-share programme hope the city’s transportation plans and infrastructure will expand at the same rate as its strategy, which is to be deployed later this year.
Cycle, which in the Emirati dialect of Arabic means bicycles, has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank to bring the scheme to the capital and the company wants to see cycling infrastructure develop concurrently with the expansion of its service to keep the streets safe for riders.
With 11 stations scattered around the Al Raha Beach and Yas Island areas, the programme, called ADCB Bikeshare, is working to expand to more areas, and reinvent itself from a leisure service to one that provides a viable option for residents looking to make short, quick trips.
“Our main target now is to have the programme become a means of transportation for short distances,” said Hani Akasha, 28, who started Cyacle with co-founder Mohammed Bashkeel, 27, and support from the Khalifa Fund. Read More