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    Open Streets Cape Town launches toolkit

    Open Streets Cape Town (OSCT), a non-profit organisation working to create shared spaces that help bridge spatial and social divides in the city, launches an Open Streets toolkit. OSCT is based on the successful Ciclovía movement from Bogotá, which transforms streets into car-free public spaces every Sunday. This movement has spread to more than 400 cities […]

  • Weekly news roundup: February 6, 2015

    Lagos evacuates 260 beggars in 100 days In spite of Lagos state Government’s effort to end street begging, more beggars still troop into the state daily. This compelled the government to intensify its raid, leading to the evacuation of 260 beggars from the streets in the last 100 days. – Vanguard In Johannesburg, a new bridge […]

  • Livelihood concerns as Kenya kicks off regional infrastructure project

    NAIROBI, 9 October 2013 (IRIN) – A huge transport infrastructure project due to link Kenya’s coast, Juba in South Sudan, and Ethiopia by 2030 is raising questions about the potential impact on the livelihoods of pastoralists, and protection and compensation for those adversely affected. The 1,700km Lamu Port and Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET), launched […]

  • New railway lines to link Rwanda and Kenya, Niger and Ivory Coast

    To improve interregional transport between major cities, two large railway projects will be rolled out in east and west Africa. A railway line of almost 3000 kilometers will connect Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, to port city Mombasa, in Kenya.The project will cost $13.5 billion. In the West African region, a new railway line, that will […]

  • Tech-savvy Ivorians beat the traffic

    Sick of traffic on your morning commute? Or, for that matter, gridlock any time of the day? Thanks to CivRoute, a project initiated by four tech-savvy Ivorians, driving has become a more efficient, less stressful experience. That’s crucial for this country with limited roads but a rising number of cars and subsequent congestion. By Selay […]

  • Tanzania receives $100m for transport works

    The new funding brings the total cost of the bus rapid transit (BRT) system in east Africa’s second-biggest economy to $290-million. “Traffic jams are a significant problem for the economy. They reduce productivity … threaten future growth prospects for the city and the country, and they pollute the environment,” Philippe Dongier, World Bank’s country Director for […]

  • Towards a transport master plan

    EAST AFRICA: …The East African Community (EAC) linking Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, with a combined population of over 140 million and GDP of over $74 billion, has largely failed to tap the potential of its common market because of poor public transport  infrastructures, experts say. The Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) estimates […]