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7 Oct
Day 1: Motorbike
Posted by Elizabeth Moreno

Sketch-up

Boda-boda, okada, habal-habal, xe ôm, ojek, pilot, going, motodup, or picky-picky. Every language has a different word for the motorbike, used the world over to carry people, livestock, even furniture.

Photo used under Creative Commons from Flickr: tforsythe.

Photo used under Creative Commons from Flickr: tforsythe.

It doesn’t matter what you call it. Kids love them. Our motorbike element was first designed for a playground in Gulu, Uganda, when lots of the nursery kids drew “boda-bodas” when tasked with drawing their dream playground.

Boda drawing

Since we’ve added the motorbike to our design library, it has become one of our most popular elements. Here are a few of the places it has been built:

Gulu, Uganda - Playground Ideas

Gulu, Uganda – Playground Ideas

Jinja, Uganda - East African Playgrounds

Jinja, Uganda – East African Playgrounds

Kampala, Uganda - Terra Nova Academy

Kampala, Uganda – Terra Nova Academy

Nairobi, Kenya - Playground Ideas

Nairobi, Kenya – Playground Ideas

Brazil - Playground Ideas

Brazil – Playground Ideas

Follow the link to get the step-by-step instructions for building your own motorbike. (Note: must create a free user account to see full instructions.)

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Day 1: Motorbike