English (with French translation)
Many cities across the African continent have a large percentage of walking and cycling as the main mode for trips. However, these cities often lack the infrastructure to make active mobility safe and comfortable. Apart from easing congestion, walking and cycling have significant health and economic benefits, they foster communities and let local businesses thrive. In order to shift from the current car-centric infrastructure designs, there is need to plan and finance roadmaps and strategies to actively prioritise non-motorised transport. Speakers will share their experience in developing and implenenting strategies for active mobility, among them infrastructure design and bikeshare programs, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of financing active mobility.
Find the recording of the session here: AFRICA | Streets for Walking & Cycling #TransportWeek22 – YouTube