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August 08 2017
Marrakech – First African City Launched Bike-Sharing Scheme Called “Medina Bike”

Marrakech - bike-sharing - medina - eco urban cyclingMarrakech - Host city of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (Massimo Telò)

Marrakech. The first African city and fourth largest city in Morocco launched a bike-sharing scheme called “Medina Bike”. Year after year, there are fewer bikes but more CO₂-emitting cars and scooters on the roads of the North African city. On 7 November 2016, the host city of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change starts to work against this trend.

Bike-sharing in Marrakech with 10 automatic bike rental stations with a total of 300 bicycles

The Government of Morocco aims to create a turning point and initiated a change towards sustainable transportation. In order to promote clean transportation and encourage city inhabitants to use non-emitting vehicles, 10 automatic bike rental stations with a total of 300 bicycles were set up in key areas around the city. Implemented by the Environment Ministry of the Kingdom of Morroco, Medina Bike will be available 24 hours a day throughout the year.