Windhoek, Namibia: Moving from Transport Planning to action
This is a project case story within the framework of the TUMI Challenge 2018. Despite a relatively small population, Windhoek is experiencing the combined effects of apartheid spatial planning and a car-oriented mobility system. Whereas many other cities have minibus taxi operators and buses that have the capacity to move large numbers of passengers in a single trip, Windhoek relies mainly on four-seater sedan taxis which occupy a great deal of road space and produce significantly more emissions per passenger. As part of its Sustainable Urban Transport Master Plan, the City is now investing in high occupancy
buses and non-motorized transport (NMT) infrastructure in an effort to make economic opportunities more accessible to low income citizens, and reduce the peak hour congestion, accidents, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with cars. This case story gives an overview about the Transport Planning in Windhoek including expanding of the public bus services and the preparations for improved NMT.