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Africa is in a historic phase of rapid city building. It is creating transport infrastructure and systems that will shape the continent far into the future. Making these transport systems safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable for all is fundamental to livable, productive, low carbon and healthy African cities.
Most African cities rely on some form of semi-formal transport, often minibuses, dominated by fragmented private operators. These transit systems provide a much needed service for many, at no cost for the city. But these services also bring a host of challenges to cities, contributing to traffic congestion, pollution and poor road safety.
Digital technologies are a tremendous opportunity to address these challenges. Public transport data is currently missing for planning integrated public transport, designing passenger information systems, and working with operators to upgrade transit services. With this, DigitalTransport4Africa was born.
We are a collaborative digital commons and global community that scales up and supports urban mobility projects through open data and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.
Our Global Mapping Community
- Please join WRI and Agence Française de Développement for Beyond Mapping: Sustainable and Inclusive Transport for Africa July 1, 4pm – 5:45pm East Africa Time // […]
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- November 18, 2020 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST This webinar will highlight key insights from new research by WRI Ross Center, the Inter-American Development […]