Safe Boda is a bike hailing app providing last mile mobility in a safe and secure manner around Kampala, Uganda.
Safe Boda is a ride hailing application that links the user to nearby motorcycle-taxi operators, who are equipped with helmets and have been trained in first aid and road safety. The product is offered by SafeBoda and is currently commercialized.
Fare is calculated according to distance covered, time taken for a trip, and added upon a minimum base fee Interview with Manufacturer
Commuters living in Kampala, Uganda
Developed from an open source platform Interview with Manufacturer
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500000+ app installs
The SafeBoda app allows users to hail a motorcycle taxi at any location within Kampala. The app uses GPS to link the user to a nearby Safe Boda motorcycle taxi operator. The operators are trained in road safety and first aid.
The app calculates an estimate for the cost of the journey after the user enters his/her pickup location and destination. On reaching the final destination, the app outputs the actual cost of the journey which the commuter pays in cash.
N/A because once the app is downloaded it can be used until unistalled
SafeBoda aims to offer a safe and trustworthy motorcycle taxi service in Africa. The app provides an option for rating the rider as a measure of monitoring set targets.
The motorbike and app used to hail a ride.
Mobile money is an option provided for customers who want to go cashless or purchase credits.
Mutiso, W, 2010, ‘Boda boda’ bicycle taxis and their role in urban transport systems : case studies of Nakuru and Kisumu, Kenya, University of Cape Town
Kokwaro, Paul L., Jack O. Ajowi, & Ettah A. Kokwaro, 2013, Competitive Forces Influencing Business Performance of Bicycle Taxis in Kisumu City, Kenya, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 4(2) , pp. 719-728
The drivers are evaluated based on the ratings received from the riders. Interview with Manufacturer
SafeBoda is bringing safety, trust and convenience to the boda boda transport industry in Africa through the community of drivers and an app.
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