AURI policy brief: freedom to move – transportation in African cities

Public transportation in African cities is often dysfunctional. Common problems include inefficiency, high costs, safety non-compliance, uncomfortable facilities and limited options. To improve urban mobility, and make cities more productive and inclusive, local authorities should be involved in land use and city planning as well as development incentives.

Actions that can be taken at the local level include expanding existing infrastructure to create dignified and safe spaces for non-motorised vehicles; collecting travel survey data to better understand system failures and needs for transformation; and linking spatial planning with transportation infrastructure. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a new framework to diversify transport in a way that does less harm to the environment.

Download the policy brief: Mobility_ENG


Publication Type Policy brief
Publisher AURI
Year 2016
Author(s) Lee Middleton
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