Yangon, commercial Capital of Myanmar, is quite notorious for ever worsening Traffic, where people would need to spend most of their time than it should be. We noticed that government is struggling to develop the master plan for the city with the support of JICA ( Japan International Cooperation Agency) while neglecting the importance of cycling.
We do believe that utility cycling of course with the systematic legislation and infra would be the way to lessen the traffic in the city. We would like to promote the public image of cycling as Yangonite would see the culture of cycling as the way of healthy and smart transportation style for both the cyclists and for the society and environment.
In reality, it’s quite challenging to advocate the Yangon community and government and also it’s on still beyond our hands. So, we decided to start with the most possible community which could be due to more chance to succeed.
Yin Maung, Team leader, founded “ Bikes in Yangon” Blog which features interviews with the utility cyclists in Yangon with the intention of “ promoting culture of utility cycling in Yangon” since 2015 December. Furthermore, he produced Tees with the design theme that will represent for “ Bikers in Yangon.” The slogan of T-shirt is “ You Own a Car not a Road.”
We are now trying to launch the “ Bike Scheme Project” at Universities around Yangon while targeting the students’ awareness to utility cycling and the effects of cycling on the environment.
Operating System for Bike Sharing Scheme at Universities
Bike Sharing Scheme with checkpoints to cover the whole campus. The students can pick up the bikes at the nearest checkpoints by themselves, and put that bike back to the nearest checkpoints after they had used.
The main core of the system is “ Trust” . For example, if there’s some one who wants to cheat , can pick up the bike at the checkpoint without buying coupons. and even stole the bike. But what we highlight is community-driven strategy.
Their revenue allocation policy is as follow:
➡ 30% of the revenue goes to campaign budget
➡ 20% of the revenue goes to R&D
➡ 25% of the revenue goes to organization fund
➡ 25% of the revenue goes to 3 founders