What bikebus formats are there?

There are different types of bicibús, which vary depending on the responsibility that you want to adopt, the scope of participation and the characteristics of the companions.

The different types of bicibús adapt to the needs and characteristics of each community

In this section, we will explore the different types of existing bicibús and their characteristics, so that you can choose the one that best suits your context and goals.

Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and in this section we will help you understand them so that you can choose the one that best suits your reality.

Five types of bicibús are described below:

family bikebus

It is an option whereThe boys and girls are accompanied by their relatives.

These relatives are responsible for guiding and supervising the little ones during the journey from their home to school, guaranteeing their safety.

This option allows families to have an active role in the displacement of their children, providing security and peace of mind.

What advantages does it have?

The organization and end users are the same people.

What drawbacks does it have?

Sometimes the bicibús is sustained thanks to a "motor group" of families that, when they leave the center, have no replacement.

Bicibus with family volunteers

Family volunteers will accompany the children on their way to school, also guiding those little ones who cannot be accompanied by their responsible relatives directly.

What advantages does it have?

It allows there to be boys and girls who can join the initiative, even if their relatives cannot accompany them.

What drawbacks does it have?

The level of responsibility is higher for adults, it requires specific insurance and if the group of adults leaves the center, they may not have replacement.

Bicibus with monitors or external volunteers

In this type of bicibuses there is also monitoring, although this may cost money since professional escorts receive remuneration for their work.

What advantages does it have?

Mainly, they free families from work and responsibility.

What drawbacks does it have?

They can cost money. If they are external volunteers, good coordination and formalities are required.

mixed rickshaw

A combination of families, monitoring and volunteers to cover the need of all the participants who pedal together.

What advantages does it have?

You can include a larger number of participants, reinforce security with monitoring.

What drawbacks does it have?

It can be more complicated to organize, it implies additional costs for the monitoring service.

autonomous bikebus

The bicibús is led by the same students, who determine the paths and schedules of the routes.

What advantages does it have?

When going in a group they are more visible, which provides security and tranquility to some families. Youth autonomy is favored with good mobility habits.

What drawbacks does it have?

Some families find it dangerous and do not allow their children to participate without adult accompaniment. Affinity gangs can be formed that exclude third parties.

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