Policies for Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility in Urban Areas of Africa

Papers and Notes SSATP Working Paper June 23, 2015 Urban Access & Mobility
Policies for Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility in Urban Areas of Africa

Africa is urbanizing at a very high pace, and both large and intermediate African cities are experiencing rapid and often unplanned growth. As a result, policy- and decision-makers face numerous challenges regarding planning, development and management of their cities.

Based on growing concerns regarding mobility and accessibility in urban areas of Africa, the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) commissioned this working paper to assist African policy- and decision-makers to transform their urban areas from obstacles to growth to engines of economic development and poverty alleviation.

This working paper proposes a set of policy recommendations, structured using the Enable – Avoid – Shift – Improve (EASI) conceptual framework. The EASI concept can be applied to any decision impacting urban mobility conditions and at all scales.  The objective is to set African cities on the path to better mobility, better accessibility and better quality of life for all.

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