Eritreans and Haagse Huiskamer Start a Bicycle Taxi Service in Holland
Software Translation from Dutch
www.denhaagfm.nl | December 20, 2017
The taxi companies in The Hague have a competitor from next spring. Cultural platform Haagse Huiskamer wants to offer a bicycle taxi service with Eritreans as taxi drivers. According to Paul Driest, one of the initiators, it is very logical. “Eritreans love cycling, just like Dutch people.”
The idea is that cyclists receive training before they go on the road. “It is important that they have street knowledge and should stop for a red light”, said Driest who, along with one of the future employees, Tesfaldet (left on photo), was a guest in the Hague Morning Radio program at The Hague FM.
The bicycle taxi is part of the project Eritrea Fietst . An initiative to get Eritrean refugees to work with the bicycle as a binder. This is how they helped the Eritrean Yonas to a job as a bicycle repairer.