Launch of "Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa" at the University of Cape Town

On November 23, 2017, the University of Cape Town and the Centre for Transport Studies invites you to the launch of "Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa" by Winnie V. Mitullah (Editor), Marianne Vanderschuren (Editor), Meleckidzedeck Khayesi (Editor).

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.

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.

Details:

Event: Launch of "Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa"

When: Thursday 23rd November at 16.15

Where: Foyer, 2nd Level, New Engineering Bldg, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town

Contactfor the event: Cheryl Wright

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