7.8 Design guidelines for nonmotorised transport in Africa

These guidelines, developed by the UN Environment Programme as part of its 'Share the Road' initiative, aim to help policy makers and local authorities in planning and designing non-motorised transport (NMT) facilities. In developing countries most people are NMT users, and are disadvantaged on road systems designed for motor vehicles. Investing in road infrastructure for walking and cycling can reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, protect vulnerable road users, and increase affordable access to vital services and employment.

The introductory chapter explains the motivations, policies and objectives of promoting walking and cycling and is followed by sections on pedestrian facilities, cycling infrastructure and modifications to road space. There is an overview of the interface between NMT and other transport modes and the final chapter suggests further steps to promote, implement and advocate for NMT, offering recommendations from case studies in Africa. A variety of case studies and key messages are presented.

Issuing body: Ministry of Works and Transport, Republic of Uganda
Type: Guidelines
Status: Final
Share the road: design guidelines for non-motorised transport in Africa
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File size: 13.5 MB
Year of publication: 2013
Number of pages: 62