SEI Publication

Year: 2012

Type: Report


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Transport and environment in sub-Saharan Africa

This report is authored by a panel of international experts, and provides an introduction to the transport and environment issues in sub-Saharan African countries. It focuses on the key transport-related areas of air pollution, road safety, traffic flow management, equity and climate change.

The study also makes recommendations for the development of sustainable transport policies based on five central principles:

• Maximizing transport accessibility for all social groups, genders and income levels, so that all citizens can access health care, education, training and jobs with minimal effort, costs, and journey time
• Creating a safe, secure urban environment with the minimum possible risk of death and injury from
road accidents
• Ensuring that all public health measures deal with the debilitating and costly consequences of air pollution
on human health
• Freeing up urban road space by improving traffic flow conditions in a way that stimulates economic
activity and job creation and avoids the generation of new traffic
• Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Download the full report (pdf)

Download the executive summary English (pdf) | French (pdf)

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