Position Papers
Rustica Tembele
University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Published in
Submitted by
Peter Midgley
Related theme(s)
Urban Mobility
Africa (AFR)

Productive and Liveable Cities: Guidelines for pedestrian and bicycle traffic in African cities

Urban transport problems cannot be “solved”. Over the last two decades they have only grown, and there is no evidence to suggest that this process will not continue. This is not unique for Africa: Europe, the America’s and Asia face the same reality. In Africa, to reduce. some of the most acute mobility crisis effects and to prevent an unchecked further growth of urban mobility and accessibility problems is already a formidable task. To deal with that task, long-term commitment is needed, organisational as well as financial. To translate that commitment into
work on the ground, the combination is needed of innovative short-term improvement programs for existing roads with a well conceived long-term urban mobility strategy and vision.