Productive & Liveable Cities by M. de Langen, R. Tembele

By M. de Langen, R. Tembele

This research bargains guidance for pedestrian and bicycle site visitors in African towns. The textual content is predicated at the mix of stories and attempt findings acquired in pilot tasks conducted in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Eldoret and Morogoro among 1995 and 2000.

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E ~ j ~ a~~(protection~of - or restoring ~ - attractive ~ environmental ~ and ~ living conditions in cities). In many cities motor vehicle traffic is the single most important cause of environmentd degradation. The most fundamental option to reduce the negative effects of transport on the urban environi~en~ is to ensure that a ~naxinium number of trips is on foot or by bicycle, which both have no negative environmental impact. Existing “clean air” initiatives deal with the reduction of vehicle exhausts.

The test findings show that such damage is far from theoretical. The amount of damage created on test sections by vehicles hitting obstacles such as high kerbs, bollards, T-blocks etc. was significant, and apparently more costly to the vehicle than to the concrete. The accidents almost disappeared, however, including the expensive vehicle-to-vehicle collisions. Moreover, the amount o f damage caused by vehicles hitting obstacles appears to have a downward trend. There is a learning curve, and the damage is a transitional penalty (learning the hard way), rather than a permanent cost factor.

In Eldoret, the UP process at first developed positively, but a long delay in iInpiementation of a significant volume of works that were promised under a national government urban road infrastructure project resulted in a near standstill. Unless there is a clear sign that user priorities will be recognized, and unless something significant is in fact done, the UP process will remain weak, and unable to spark a positive development. The Eldoret example illustrates how a lack of seriousness and speed on the side of the government frustrates the UP process.

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