DURBAN: The eThekwini Municipality has opened a community bicycle park in KwaMashu’s E-Section.
Called the Go!Durban Cycle Academy Bike Park, the facility provides free cycling training, academic support and life-skill opportunities to township children aged 6-18.
It is made up of a velo solutions asphalt pump track, a classroom, kitchen, toilets, shower facilities and bicycle storage and workshop space.
This is the fourth such centre opened by the City of Durban, adding to those at KwaDabeka, Chesterville and Inanda.
The programme impacts about 400 youth who have never ridden a bicycle previously.
Meanwhile, the Municipality has also introduced a bicycle-share pilot programme to promote active mobility in the city.
The pilot programme comprises of three key elements: training, equipment and ongoing maintenance.
Fifty community members have been identified following a rigorous selection process and will each receive a bicycle, helmet, and reflective safety vest. The bicycles are all fitted with tracking units.
Darul Ihsan Media Desk