The main objective of these guidelines is to advise on how to approach the complex issue of competitiveness in trade, and on how to achieve cost savings in logistics by reducing the time of immobilization of freight in transit. The interaction between transport infrastructure and transport and trade logistics is such that investments in infrastructure facilities and equipment will not reduce costs unless the institutional and operational logistics moving the freight and documenting are free from institutional or physical interference.
The Urban Mobility component within the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP), is intended to improve, in a sustainable manner, the mobility conditions of urban populations in Sub-Saharan Africa. This document illustrates the actions, and framework of a subject which describes a touching issue regarding initiatives on the Strategic Development Plan of SSATP, in itself a platform for research, and exchange of experiences.
A comprehensive investigative study was implemented in 2002, on the status, and development of urban mobility in three Sub-Saharan African cities - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya; and, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Its purpose was to gather information in terms of size, regional spread, and availability data, that would allow identification of issues affecting urban mobility in the related cities, and prepare action plans, that would lead to policy reforms.