Bicycle Partnership Program

Rationale of the BPP
Cycling and proverty reduction
Aims of the BPP
Intervention strategies
Capacity building
Focus regions
Strategic Alliances
Regional Activities
Latin America
BPP team

The Bicycle Partnership Program has partnerships between I-CE and:



Cycling as a means of transport, though not new in Ghana, is only prevalent in few cities. Within the north of the country for example, cycling is the predominant means of getting about. In this part of the country, it is common to find farmers, teachers and other professionals patronizing this form of transport.


In the south however, and in particular Accra, it is not generally seen as an acceptable means of transport. Most motorists see cyclists as a nuisance and the danger involved when using the roads is often enough to dissuade many commuters from cycling. A study conducted by CCE indicated that 9% of the commuters in Accra do so by bicycle.


Unlike other urban areas in Ghana, the majority of the population in Accra is not dependent on bicycles for daily commuting though bicycles contribute up to about 9 per cent of the total traffic.


Recent Traffic Management and Safety studies by the Department of Urban Roads showed the following percentages of the populace who cycle in the following cities: Wa- 23% of trips, Techiman- 7% of trips, Bolgatanga-30% of trips and Bawku- 49% of trips. The share of bicycle traffic continues to be important regardless of the lack of planned facilities for them.


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