The Institute for Transportation and Development

Streets for Walking and Cycling

Walking and cycling are the foundation for sustainable transportation and ITDP has been working for decades on supporting both around the world. To that end, we are pleased to announce the launch of “Streets for walking & cycling,” a guide for designing for safety, accessibility, and comfort in African cities that we developed in partnership with UN-Habitat.  Many cities across the continent of Africa have a large percentage of walking and cycling as a mode share for trips. Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, and Lagos all have bike and walk modes shares of more than 40%. These cities are fundamentally walking and cycling cities, but often lack the infrastructure and design to make that safe and comfortable. This guidebook seeks to give guidance on how to fix that. All of these cities, and many more across the region, are planning high-quality bus rapid transit (BRT) systems and this is an opportunity to increase last mile connectivity through cycling and walking. Sustainable Development Goal 11.2 calls for expanding access to public transport, and safer streets are critical to enabling people to reach these rapid transit corridors safely and comfortably.

Download the guidebook here: ITDP Streets for Walking and Cycling Guidebook (English version)

Download the guidebook here: ITDP Streets for Walking and Cycling Guidebook (Arabic Version)