Understanding the Emerging Role of Motorcycles in African cities

SSATP Discussion Paper March 31, 2011 Urban Transport & Mobility
Understanding the Emerging Role of Motorcycles in African cities

This publication discusses the growth in the use of commercial motorcyles in sub-Saharan cities as a manifestation of the inability to address the delivery of urban transport services. This paper reveals a paradoxical situation where taxi motorcycles are more expensive than the lowest bus fares and yet are increasingly used by the poor.

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