MyRide Kenya (an offshoot of the MyRide Africa company), aims to make public transport “safe, comfortable and fun” whilst “formalising and transforming the public transport sector”. The app consists of a mobile application for commuters to log complaints and share information, as well as a dashboard or Complaints Handling Platform for bus owners and authorities. As 56% of road accidents in Kenya are caused by Public Service Vehicles, MyRide has the goal of reducing road accidents by up to 20% annually.
This review is an interesting look at the app.
*Sustainable Development Goals – 3.6.1, 5, 9.1 & 11.2
Transport issue addressed – Public transport (matatus), road safety for pedestrians, road safety for car drivers, traffic, air quality, drink driving.
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