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eThekwini Municipality Mayor Commits to Cycling to Work Regularly

eThekwini Municipality Mayor, James Nxumalo, has committed himself to cycling regularly using an electric bicycle when going to work.The pledge was made during the launch of the Metro Police Electric Bicycle Pilot Project. Ten electric bicycles were handed over to the Metro Police to use when patrolling in the Durban beach front as part of the pilot.

The project aims to test alternative modes of transportation in the city. Petrol and diesel engines continue to contribute negatively to the overall carbon footprint.”As the eThekwini Municipality we are committed to playing our part in renewable energy and different modes of transportation. I will be cycling regularly from my home in Pinetown to work at the City Hall. I will do my best to do this regularly. I am challenging other Mayors throughout South Africa and internationally to commit themselves as I have,” said Nxumalo.

Before the event started Nxumalo cycled from