Kigali city council has established selected parking areas across the city anticipated for motorbikes. The progress is in a bid to eradicate chaos caused by motorbikes and upgrading the city’s appearance.
Motorbike riders welcomed the move but asked the city council authorities to bear in mind the parking gap so as to avoid overcrowding.
The move to establish parking areas for motorbikes across the city was decided after intense deliberations between the traffic Police and Kigali city Council authorities.
The Chairman of the motorbike operators Cooperative Daniel Mbarushimana says the new directive will also suppress disagreements between the motorbike operators and the traffic police.
Motorbike operators however raised questions over drop off points for their passengers. The commander of the Traffic Police Chief Supt. Celestin Twahirwa explained that this is an issue they also discussed adding that dropping off a passenger should not be mistaken with parking.
Chief Supt. Twahirwa warned that those who violate the set regulations will face unsympathetic measures.
The move will also suppress traffic and accidents caused by rush for passengers.
Currently 53 parking areas have been set up but activities for the establishment of more parking areas are underway in consideration to the population of motor bike operators.