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Streets for Walking and Cycling

ITDP Africa


Streets for Walking & Cycling is a guide that emphasizes designing for safety, accessibility, and comfort in African cities, developed by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in partnership with UN-Habitat. Many cities across the continent of Africa have a large percentage of walking and cycling as a mode share for trips. Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, and Lagos all have bike and walk modes shares of more than 40 percent. These cities are fundamentally walking and cycling cities, but often lack the infrastructure and design to make that safe and comfortable. This guidebook seeks to give guidance on how to fix that. All of these cities, and many more across the region, are planning high-quality bus rapid transit (BRT) systems and this is an opportunity to increase last mile connectivity through cycling and walking. Sustainable Development Goal 11.2 calls for expanding access to public transport, and safer streets are critical to enabling people to reach these rapid transit corridors safely and comfortably.
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