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Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

ISBN 9781472411402
Published June 22, 2017 by Routledge
264 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

What challenges do pedestrians and cyclists face in cities of the developing world? What opportunities do these cities have to provide for walking and cycling? Based on in-depth research conducted in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya), this book explores these questions by presenting work on walking and cycling travel behaviour, the status of road safety in these cities, as well as an analysis of the infrastructure for walking and cycling, and the workings of the institutions responsible for planning for these modes. The book also presents case studies relating to particular opportunities and challenges, such as the development and evaluation of ‘walking bus’ interventions, and the opportunities micro-simulation of pedestrian interventions offers within a data-scarce environment.

Non-motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa demonstrates that transport and urban planning remains situated in a logic of automobile-dependent transport planning and global city development. This logic of practice does not pay adequate attention to walking and cycling. It argues that a significant shift in both policy as well as political commitment is needed so as to prioritize walking and cycling as strategies for sustainable transport policy in urban Africa.

This book will be a key text for practitioners and policy makers working in planning, transport policy and urban development in Africa, as well as students and scholars of African studies, development studies, urban geography, transport studies and sustainable development.

Table of Contents

1. Challenges and Opportunities for Non-Motorised Transport in Urban Africa

Marianne Vanderschuren, Gail Jennings, Meleckidzedeck Khayesi and Winnie Mitullah

2. Non-motorised transport travel behaviour in Cape Town, Dar es Salam and Nairobi Marianne Vanderschuren and Gail Jennings

3. Pedestrian crossing behaviour in Cape Town and Nairobi

Roger Behrens and George Makajuma

4. Road safety and non-motorised transport in African Cities

Marianne Vanderschuren and Mark Zuidgeest

5. Types of injuries and treatment of pedestrians admitted to a referral hospital in Nairobi city, Kenya

Japheths Ogendi

6. Safety of vulnerable road users in urban centres: Kinondoni Municipality, Dar es Salaam

Estomihi Masaoe

7. Non-motorised transport infrastructure provision in Nairobi

Winnie Mitullah and Romanus Opiyo

8. Non-motorised transport infrastructure assessment in Cape Town

Jennifer Baufeldt and Marianne Vanderschuren

9. Access and mobility: multi-modal approaches to transport infrastructure planning

Edward Beukes, Marianne Vanderschuren and Mark Zuidgeest

10. Implementation and evaluation of walking buses and cycle trains in Cape Town and Dar es Salaam

Hannibal Bwire, Patrick Muchaka, Roger Behrens and Patrick Chacha

11. The use of microscopic simulation modelling techniques to assess and predict road safety through an analysis of road user and infrastructure interaction in Cape Town

Rahul Jobanputra

12. Effectiveness of institutional and policy framework for walking and cycling provision in Cape Town, Dar-es-Salaam and Nairobi

Winnie Mitullah and Romanus Opiyo

13. When bicycle lanes are not enough: Growing mode share in Cape Town: an analysis of policy and practice

Gail Jennings, Brett Petzer and Ezra Goldman

14. Grounding urban walking and cycling research in a political economy framework

Meleckidzedeck Khayesi, Todd Litman, Eduardo Vasconcellos and Winnie Mitullah

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Winnie V. Mitullah is Associate Research Professor of Development Studies based at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Marianne Vanderschuren is Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Meleckidzedeck Khayesi is a teacher by profession, conducting research in Human Geography, with a focus on transport and road safety.