The present document summarizes the findings after the second cycle of transport data collection in the context of the SSATP transport indicator initiative. By the end of July 2006, 15 countries1 had produced data out of the 21 currently involved.2 All those data have been compiled in a spreadsheet which is an annex to the present document. This second cycle shows some improvements over the first cycle in terms of data formatting and overall quality as well as comprehensiveness.
The study reviews the intermediate means of transport in eastern Uganda, suggesting that ownership, and use of bicycles is a double-sided factor in meeting household needs, for it not only provides transportation, but serves as a means of income generation. Several factors however, influence ownership of a bicycle, namely, economic status, cultural background, and location with regard to the terrain, and infrastructure. The cost of bicycles is comparatively higher than prices received for agricultural commodities, in addition to the fact that credit availability is non-existent.