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Governance and the informal-formal transport divide

Dar es Salaam, 16 October 2014 — This article focuses on the governance of transport systems, and the individuals driving the restless city. Dar es Salaam showcases a class division in the transport systems available and further barriers between formal and informal systems. However, as informal transport workers collectivise, a new perspective is rising. See more.

مشروعات النقل العام في القاهرة... طريقة لنقل المواطنين والحد من البطالة

Cairo, 15 October 2014 — لا أحد يستطيع أن ينكر أن مشكلة المواصلات والطرق من أصعب المشكلات في القاهرة حيث يقضي المواطن متوسط ساعة ونصف الساعة يوميا للوصول لمكان عمله. مشروع التنمية المستدامة في قطاع المواصلات الممول من قبل مشروع الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي سيكون بمثابة تغييرا جذريا في حياة المصريين. اقرأ المزيد هنا

Go-Jek dan solusi kemacetan Jakarta

Jakarta, 14 October 2014 — Berada dua sampai tiga jam, bahkan lebih, di jalanan macet Jakarta merupakan hal lumrah bagi warga kota. Ojek kemudian menjadi salah satu favorit masyarakat untuk mencapai tujuan lebih cepat meski sering aspek keamanan dan kenyamanan penumpang bukan prioritas ojek. Kini di Jakarta hadir Go-Jek, ojek dengan beragam layanan dan jauh lebih professional. Baca lebih lanjut.

Walking between worlds: imagining infrastructure between Alexandra and Sandton, Johannesburg

Johannesburg, 13 October 2014 — The history of modern architecture and planning over the last century in South Africa is fraught with contradictions. Whereas modern city craft like concrete highways provided the apartheid state with a powerful vocabulary to keep communities apart, today it is transport infrastructure that is again invoked to connect the city together. Spatial thinking, imagination, and interdisciplinarity must be part of this process of imagining and building a different kind of city, for the segregated and unequal city cannot transform its future with the same tools used to create its past. See more.

Keke NAPEP: Redefining work, space, and commuting for the urban poor

Lagos, 10 October 2014 — Transportation is an important factor in determining how income is spent as well as the mobility of a city's residents. Introduced as a poverty alleviation tool, the commercial motorized tricycle Keke NAPEP not only provides affordable mobility within Lagos, but is also an opportunity for employment and a different kind of workspace. See more.

A revolução da bicicleta em São Paulo — uma vitória do cicloativismo

São Paulo, 9 outubro 2014 — Um novo programa está enchendo as ruas de São Paulo de faixas recém-pintadas de vermelho. Apesar de controversa, a nova política de construção de ciclovias está colocando o uso da bicicleta não apenas em debate, mas como uma alternativa modal real numa cidade dominada por carros. Apesar dos conflitos, as bicicletas vieram para ficar. Ainda bem! Leia mais.

Master planning Nairobi's way out of the jam

Nairobi, 8 October 2014 — It is estimated that Kenya loses roughly 37 billion KSH annually in gross domestic product (GDP) as a result of Nairobi traffic jams. This valuation neglects to account for the environmental or carbon pollution and human public health costs associated with heavy traffic flows, congestion, and associated injuries from road accidents. A number of public-private partnerships, non-governmental organizations and tech-savvy entrepreneurs have been developing innovative solutions to address these challenges. See more.

What can Delhi's public transport goods achieve for the poor?

Delhi, 7 October 2014 — The rapidly rising population and the concomitant growing demand for transport, including transport to work, have left millions of people in Delhi Region with poor access to basic social and economic services. This article discusses the case of E-Rickshaw and the Rickshaw Bank, describing the two departures that Delhi needs to make to reconsider the traditional questions about mobility and access. See more.

Tax breaks to improve commutes in Lilongwe

Lilongwe, 6 October 2014 — Commuters in Malawi could soon enjoy a more pleasant and reliable ride to work, as the country's new government has bowed to industry lobbying and pledged to provide tax breaks for the import of new minibuses. The move is set to make minibuses more competitive against larger buses, as well as help improve the industry's poor safety record. See more.

Smart moto-taxi in Ho Chi Minh City: a creative initiative or a bigger jam?

Ho Chi Minh City, 3 October 2014 — Smart moto-taxis started to appear in Ho Chi Minh City in 2012. They attract low- and middle-income customers for three main reasons: reliability, flexibility, and professionalism. They also create jobs for a number of less advantaged groups. However, the immediate benefits of this transportation innovation may hide a longer-term consequence. See more.