Equitable Access

Walking as a mode of transport in ‘unwalkable’ contexts: Cross-city experiences from Ghana and Nigeria

EP-2022-WK-08, Project Leader: Enoch F. SamDept of Geography Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana Partners Advisors Abstract Walking has long remained an inadequately valued mode of transport in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) ‘s national and local policy, planning, and investment plans. This situation manifests in the general lack of walking infrastructure, inadequate lighting, and surveillance of

Transforming the unwalkable city: knowledge, practices, and interventions for a more inclusive future of walking in Africa

EP-2022-WK-07, Project leader: Daniel OviedoDevelopment Planning Unit (DPU), University College London (UCL), London, UK Partners: Abstract Walking is the predominant mode of transport in African cities. Nearly 50% of trips on the continent are made on foot. Yet informal settlements, where the 60% of urban citizens in Africa live, are predominantly unwalkable spaces. The available

Exploring strategies for enhancing poor women’s mobility and access to boda boda (Motorcycle) taxi services in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam

Kenyatta University, School of Education, Nairobi, Kenya. EP-2022-MAC-06, Dr. Wawire, Violet K. Abstract Due to urban population growth, poor city planning and poverty, urban poor women in major African cities have been marginalized from formal transport systems comprising private cars and taxis. Yet, they are still required to perform multiple reproductive and productive roles on

Assessing stakeholder perspectives for efficient allocation of paratransit towards mitigating unequal access to opportunities in sub-Saharan African Cities

MAC-2022-EP-02, Project ledare: Gift DumedahRegional Transport Research and Education Centre Kumasi (TRECK), KNUST, Ghana Abstract Adequate access to paratransit is a welfare and livelihood issue in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a challenge which is especially heightened in informal urban communities. Most SSA cities could collapse without paratransit services, evidenced by severe impacts on cities whenever transport

Transport planning based on the principles of justice in Africa: piloting a proof of concept in Kigali and Blantyre

College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda EP-2020-MAC-04, Dr. Alphonse Nkurunziza, Director Centre of Excellency in Transport Planning, Engineering & Logistics, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda Partners: Dr Aivinhenyo Imuentinyan, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Mr Bishop George Ucizi Mughogho, University of Malawi, Malawi Dr Obiora

Whose city is it anyway? Interrogation of socially just public transport principle in urban mobility plans/Projects of secondary cities in Kenya (NAKURU City) and Zambia

Kenyatta University, Kenya EP-2021-MAC-07, Catherine Waithera Gateri, Kenyatta University, Kenya Partners: Edward Chibwili, Institute of Economic and Social Research, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia Mercy M. Fandamu, Directorate of Research, Copperbelt University, Zambia Anne Wairimu Kamau, University of Nairobi, Kenya Abstract: This proposal titled ‘Whose City Is It Anyway? Interrogation of Socially Just Public Transport

Mapping unequal accessibility to socioeconomic and cultural opportunities in informal urban settlements across two Sub-Sahara African Cities

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana EP-2021-MAC-03, Gift Dumedah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana Partners: Project Team – Ghana Charles Adams – Dept of Civil Engineering, Regional Transport Research and Education Centre Kumasi (TRECK), KNUST, Ghana Esmeranda Manful – Dept of Sociology and Social Work, KNUST,