In many African cities, a majority of the residents walk and cycle, however allocation of resources to non-motorised transport is still minimal. Apart from easing congestion, walking and cycling have significant health and economic benefits. Street improvements return substantial benefits to the users of the streets, fostering communities including local businesses and people visiting the area compared to streets where people spend time in their cars.
In addition, people who walk and cycle take less sick days and are more productive. Cities spend less on health while also benefiting from better quality of life, creating safer more environment friendly cities. Road transport is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Switching to non-motorised transport is expected to improve air quality and reduce noise pollution.
Join us as we evaluate the cost benefit ratio of investing in walking and cycling in our cities while evaluating the affordability and accessibility of these non-motorised modes of transport.
Key sessions will include:
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