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.
Motorcycle-taxis (boda-boda), bicycle-taxis, matatus, Uber
Goal #11: Sustainable cities and communities
Commuters living in Kampala, Uganda
The application can be downloaded from the Google Play store
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.
Technical support provided by the manufacturer or user (commonly by way of either restarting phone or app)
Motorcycle taxis are the leading cause of accidents in Kampala. According to statistics from Mulago National Referal hospital 80 per cent of accident patients admitted to the accident and emergency ward are as a result of boda boda
Motorcycle. The app is used to hail a motorcycle taxi
Helmet is provided for both the driver and passenger. It is mandatory for both driver and passenger to use a helmet by law.
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