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19 February 2022

DIGITAL DATA AND TOOLS FOR TRANSPORT RESEARCH: A SHORT INTRODUCTORY COURSE

COURSE SUMMARY The rise of GPS-enabled cell phones and low-cost sensors- has led to the creation of new forms of digital data that are invaluable for […]
10 August 2021

An Analysis of Paratransit Services in African Cities Thanks to Digitaltransport4africa's GTFS Open Data

Why is that important? Accessibility to collective transport, together with other important system characteristics such as network coverage and frequency, is a crucial driver of modal […]
17 May 2021

Chatting Bus Data with MobilityData

At the beginning of 2021, MobilityData and Fabrique des Mobilités took a deep dive into existing GTFS projects across African cities. The goal was to understand […]
26 April 2021

Who Plans Transit in African Cities? Ask the Bus Drivers.

Minibus in Djibouti. Photo courtesy of Tamara Kerzhner/World Bank. On an unpaved road towards the outskirts of sprawling Lubumbashi, DRC, the minibus we were riding stopped […]
14 December 2020

Virtual Chat With Trufi Association

Last month WRI and Trufi Association had a virtual chat about the role of open public transport data and what journey planner apps mean for the […]
7 December 2020

Using Open Data to Put Pedestrians First

People walking in Dar es Salaam. Photo by ITDP-Africa Pedestrians First is a new set of tools to measure walkability in any city on earth. These […]
30 June 2020

COVID-19 Hit Public Transport Users Hard. Here’s How Open Data, A Digital Commons Approach Helps.

COVID-19 has revealed how open data, that can be freely used and distributed by anyone, is  critical for the recovery of our health and cities. At the […]
21 April 2020

How Kampala is Going Beyond Transit Mapping

Transport officials from Kampala, Addis Ababa and Accra exchange knowledge on what makes a mapping project successful. Source: WRI. Transit data are essential. Data help us […]
7 April 2020

[Survey] – We need you !

Africa is experiencing urban growth of momentous proportions. As part of this growth the continent needs to develop and build infrastructure and transport networks to serve […]