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:



Uganda, which has a population of 22.4 million according to the 2002 National Population Census, has 85% of its population living in rural areas. According to the same Census, Kampala city which was initially planned to accommodate 300,000 people has 1.2 million people, rising to 2.5 million during daytime. This growth is not matched with growth in infrastructure services such as public transport or low cost mobility. Reliable statistics on the number of bicycles and the cycling patterns and behaviour are not there and it is therefore difficult to make a good case for supporting integrated transport that includes cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.


In Uganda, rural areas are considered bicycle domain. The roads in every town and village are filled with people walking or cycling. Vehicle traffic is growing, but with a lot of problems, particularly on the main roads connecting the country to its neighbours and the big cities to each other. There is a poor and inadequate road system, a high traffic density in the capital city Kampala and now extending to Entebbe. In the rural areas, the poor are the most affected as they suffer from limited access to social services. The transport systems to hospitals and schools are characterised by inadequate roads and a very inefficient public transport which is also expensive for most of the rural poor.


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