Walking and cycling are healthy and pollution-free forms of mobility that are fundamental to life. In African cities, many are dependent on these modes as their primary means of transport. Even for those who choose public transport or personal motor vehicles, walking often becomes the dominant mode for short trips during the day. The poor quality of infrastructure for active modes, however, sends a message that pedestrians and cyclists are not welcome in the urban environment.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) offer this quick reference guide on the design of street elements that can help create a safe, usable, and accessible environment for pedestrians and cyclists.
Cycling, Walking, Africa
Christopher Kost, Naomi Mwaura, Advait Jani, Christopher Van Eyken