The Center for Cycling Expertise (CCE) is a Ghanaian NGO set up with the primary aim of supporting and promoting sustainable Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) in Ghana.
Since, CCE's establishment 6 years ago, that is, in 2002 the following are some of the activities that had been undertaken by the Centre:
- A mobility study of Accra in a report titled "Cycling in Accra : A case study"
- A documentary titled "To cycle Hopefully"
- Stakeholders meeting with other stakeholders on New Transport New City with Enrique Penalosa, Former Mayor of Bogotá in attendance.
- Advocacy for soft road users on Electronic Media.
- Review of design drawings at the request of the Department of Urban Roads.
- Organized bicycle caravans with other stakeholders.
- Organized stakeholder meetings with the Department of Urban Roads, Department of Town and Country Planning, and the then Ministry of Modernisation of the Capital City on Improved accessibility and dignified public spaces.
- A survey on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly's Decongestion exercise titled "The Impact of Accra Metropolitan Assembly's Decongestion Exercise: Pedestrians Perspective"
- Publication of quarterly Newsletter
CCE has made great progress toward promoting NMT in Ghana . However we think that there is room for improvement to strengthen the course that we are charting to promote and support NMT.
To achieve our goals and objectives, CCE plans to do this in collaboration with a number of stakeholders in the public and private institutions as well as individuals who support and contribute to the promotion of cycling.
To promote a better appreciation of cycling and other NMT's as a form of transport that is healthy and environmentally sustainable.
To become a centre of excellence providing research and expertise aimed at contributing to create a people oriented society where cycling and other modes of NMT are integrated into Ghana 's transport system.
AIMS & OJECTIVES
- Provide knowledge and expertise for the sustainable promotion of cycling.
- Promote cycling among the population through bike caravan, training and education programmes.
- Advocate for the integration of cycling as an effective intermediate means of transport that is environmentally friendly.
- Promote safety for Non-Motorised Transport.
- Create partnership and networks. Liaise with other stakeholders, local and international NGOs to support NMT in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa.
- To develop a comprehensive data base on NMT's.
Founders The Centre for Cycling Expertise was started by core group of four comprising three Ghanaians and one British. These include the present Executive Director, Magnus Quarshie, Edwin Dodoo, Martha Quarshie and Benjamin White.