BICYCLE as an Emergency Response to COVID-19

This project was implemented in Butagaya Subcounty in the Villages of Nabukosi,Lumuli Kalugu,Lubani,Mabira and Bubugo.

The overall objective of this Bicycle Rapid Emergency response is to address some critical areas related to the ongoing lockdown and travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on facilitating poor families to access markets and health facilities. 

The Bicycles and other Hygiene  Relief items that were distributed to the Community of Butagaya under the Emergency Response  Project


CTS Beneficiaries during all we can Filing excercise


CTS Beneficiaries during all we can Filing excercise


Group photo of Cycle to School Beneficiaries and the teachers during the handover

4. Reduce reliance on public transportation and hence reducing costs of access to schools
5. Improve the attendance rates of the beneficiaries
In the long run the programme is expected to:

some of the Jinja SS beneficiaries under the Cycle to School Project

6. Improve performance of beneficiaries which contributes to the overall school performance.
7. Reduce the risk of living in poverty
8. Change the attitude of people Regarding bicycles
9. Higher sensitivity for the environment (Climate Change Awareness)


Pregnant mother being taken to Ivunamba Health Centre

This programme aims at ensuring access to health care services and information through provision of bicycle ambulances and bicycles to Village Health Teams (VHTs) respectively.

FABIO ambulance bikes

 trailer to be used in rural areas in Uganda where access to medical care is often very difficult and sometimes even not possible at all. 

FABIO Bicycle Ambulance

Pregnant women, children, elderly and unconscious people will benefit most. Fuel powered ambulances are often unable to reach some villages.FABIO wants to contribute to reach the Sustainable Development Goal 3 (better health and well-being) by distributing bicycle ambulances to villages in rural Uganda.

E-Mobility in Uganda

E- Bike for water

This programme aims at ensuring access to health care services and information through provision of bicycle ambulances and bicycles to Village Health Teams (VHTs) respectively.The motor has 3 levels of assistance with level 3 providing the most assistance and level 0 with no assistance


 at all (in this case the E-Bike functions as a normal manual bike). The higher the level assistance the higher the battery usage and correspondingly the more frequent the requirement for charging.When the battery is empty, the E-Bike functions as a normal bike. recharged.

FABIO water bikes

This doesn’t affect the function of the battery or motor. The motor resumes full use when battery isCharging of bicycles can be done from a normal plug, however to provide an environmentally friendly sustainable solution, photovoltaic solar panels are used.



This programme focuses on increasing incomes for vulnerable communities through provision of subsidized bicycles to various groups of people including among others the youth, women and low income earners.The projects under this programme include;

Benard selling juice to his customers

The Cargo Bike Project: The cargo bike is a bicycle with a specialized trailer used to carry cargo by the target communities.

Bicycle Sponsorship Project:
This project looks at providing subsidized bicycles to people working in low income jobs below UGX 300,000

Community member in Nabukosi Village using a bicycle to sell items to earn a living

Bicycle for women:
Women are provided with bicycles at a subsidized price which can be paid in installments. This project aims at enabling women to access gardens and markets there by selling their produce and hence enabling them earn incomes.


the cards demonstrate intergrity in this exercise

The Governance and Human Rights Program aims at strengthening and nurturing communities to advocate for a democracy that serves all citizens in Uganda. 

ITDP expert explaining to one of the kampala resident about how relevant the Mobility Map

The program works for social, economic and political accountability of local government to the communities. We have organized groups like “Pressure from below group” in Walukuba Masese, Mafubira Peoples Parliament,

participants of the wakitaka intergrity campaign

Think Tanks and citizen engagement forums for the transport sector which have caused tremendous impact in the community.


Director FABIO

Since 2001, FABIO advocates for active and sustainable transport. Recognizing that most of the African countries including Uganda did not have comprehensive transport policies and plan,we engage on activities with the Ministry of Works and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for 


Kampala is a component of NMTTransport, KCC then now KCCA, and lower urban councils of Jinja and Iganga. The major focus of this program is to see that issues of non-motorised transport are considered in the different national and local Government plans. 


 and looks at reducing on congestion and accidents in Kampala where majority victims are NMT users, FABIO embarked on an advocacy campaign for clean, inclusive Public Transport systems and we identified BRT as one of the inclusive public transport in 2004.