For both urban residents and tourists alike, bikeshare programs are being seen as an environmentally friendly and cost-effective transport option, particularly as rising fuel prices and emissions become a global concern. The bikeshare market is estimated to exceed $4.4 billion USD by 2026 as new technologies, operational improvements, and adjacent cycling economies have made cycling a more attractive and viable mobility option for many. In bustling cities in East and North Africa, this shift towards cycling and bikeshare programs is certainly no exception. City governments are embracing policies and pilots that seek to make bikeshare—and cycling overall—a key part of urban transport infrastructure. With the continent’s growing young urban population, the majority of whom walk or use public transport for commutes, the potential for the future of bikeshare is enormous.
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