Rwanda
Education - Awareness-raising
Mobility - Transport

Kigali Car Free Day

Making Kigali a green city, while mobilizing city residents for an active life style to prevent non-communicable diseases

An initiative of City of Kigali

Overview of the project

KIGALI CAR FREE DAY,  coupled with the bi-monthly mass sport is an open event initiated and organized by the City of Kigali with the main aim, on one hand, to promote the culture of sport among Kigali City residents, and on the other hand, to make Kigali a green city.

Kigali Car Free Day takes place on every first and third Sunday of the month, where some roads are closed for motorized vehicles to be used only for walking and cycling.

It is also a way to contribute, to some extent, to the reduction of gas emission as well as an opportunity to have a great cheer and socialization for City residents!

The Kigali Car Free Day, very popular in Rwanda also offers an opportunity for mobilisation for the protection of the environment. For example, on June, 3rd 2018, a “Beat the Plastic Pollution Walk” was organised by the Ministry of the Environment.

Objective

Making Kigali a green city, while mobilizing city residents for an active life style to prevent non-communicable diseases

Level of progress

implementation

Quantitative results

The number of participants keeps on growing, up to 7,000 people by event

Qualitative results
  • Improvement of lifestyle
  • Reduction of non-communicable diseases risks.
Financing

This project has been financed locally and is also supported by volunteers

Photos

The Car Free Day in vidéo

About
the organisation

City of Kigali

website
Jean-Claude RUZINDANA
Director of Social Development
cruzindana@kigalicity.gov.rw

The activity of the City of Kigali is embedded in its goal which is to be:

  • A City of character, vibrant economy and diversity
  • A City of green transport
  • A City of affordable homes
  • A City of enchanting nature & biodiversity
  • A City of sustainable resource management
  • A City of Endearing character & unique local identity
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A project
in collaboration
  • Rwanda NCDs' Alliance (Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance)

    Civil Society Network

    website
    Dr Joseph MUCUMBITSI
    jmucumbitsi@gmail.com
  • Rwanda Diabetes Association

    NGO

    website
    Crispin GISHOMA
    rwandadiabetes@gmail.com