Impact of road safety to enhance cycling culture in Sub-Saharan Africa

A. Azeb T. Legese , B. Prof. Angela Francke , C. Prof. Mitullah Winnie, D. Feleke Gebremariam, E. Namakula HidayahConference room

  1. More than one-third of Africans use active mobility as a daily mode. Walking is the primary mode of travel for 78% of Africans.
  2. However, active mobility in most African cities is one of the riskiest modes of mobility mainly due to the poor infrastructure. 
  3. The poster will present findings from a quantitative mobility survey conducted in three Sub-Saharan African countries.
  4. The main aim of the project is to understand the perceptions, preferences, and daily experiences, of cyclists in African cities’ context.
  5. Findings: lack of subjective safety, unfair space allocation, and poor law enforcement are among the obstacles to a safe cycling environment.  

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