Development of an institutional structure plan for a private sector bike share system in eThekwini Municipality

Urban Earth was contracted by eThekwini Municipality’s Energy Office in 2013 to develop an institutional structure plan for a potential private sector bike share system in eThekwini Municipality.

The project involved a combination of a desk top review of existing bike share systems globally and interviews with key stakeholders in eThekwini Municipality, including bicycle hire companies and local officials to investigate the possibility of a Private Sector Bicycle Share System in eThekwini Municipality. Bike share systems are systems where bicycles are rented out for short periods of time and can be picked up from one location and returned at another location, unlike regular bike hire that require bicycles to be returned to the same location.

A report detailing the feedback from stakeholders was developed with recommendations for the way forward.