Green Mobility Project (Sustainable mobility)
This refers to the means of locomotion that has minimal or no negative impacts on the environment. Green mobility seeks to reduce the carbon footprint of locomotion. Common forms are walking, cycling and use of ‘green vehicles’ e.g. the electric and bio-fuel propelled vehicles. As a Foundation we seek to enlighten the communities on the importance of adopting sustainable/green mobility to promote healthy lifestyles and curb Climate Change.
Currently in partnership with UN HABITAT through the Urban Basic Services unit we are implementing a pilot project aimed at promoting non motorized transport for low carbon development in Nairobi County. The rate of urbanization in Nairobi has increased drastically resulting to increased number of vehicle ownership causing major and heavy traffic snarl ups. The effect of urban air pollution to the economy and health is alarming. Under this pilot project, we advocate for policy and infrastructural development that enhance green mobility. We have conducted a baseline survey on the status of bicycle use in Nairobi on Outer ring road, Thika Superhighway and Waiyaki Way focusing mainly on the challenges faced by cyclists, existence and use of cycling infrastructure.
Through the green bicycles programme, the foundation is working with schools to assist students in the rural areas to access school faster. The participating schools plant trees within the school compound and engage in environmental programmes. In partnership with the Japan Bicycle Foundation, more than 2500 bicycles have been distributed to schools and community groups since 2009.