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Transportation in African cities: an Institutional perspective.

Grieco, Margaret; Crowther, David

Authors

Margaret Grieco

David Crowther



Contributors

Nancy Brooks
Editor

Kieran Donaghy
Editor

Gerrit-Jan Knapp
Editor

Abstract

Transportation in African cities takes place in a context where, with the exception of South Africa, the overall context of regional, national, and continental transport provision and connectivity is poor, and these poor levels of infrastructure supply, transport service provision, and low levels of connectivity inhibit the effective functioning of many aspects of African society. The pressures to streamline the traffic flow of urban Africa have resulted in the overlooking of the positive dimensions of these characteristics and a misreading of the route possibilities of larger vehicles within the African city. Alternative institutional patterns would include better auditing of mainstream urban transport circumstance, the automatic inclusion of end users in transport design, and a rethinking of the role of large fleets of small-scale flexible vehicles to penetrate and give access to all areas of the African city.

Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date Apr 13, 2012
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title The Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning
ISBN 9780195380620
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195380620.013.0037
Keywords transportation; African cities; transport service provision; Alternative institutional patterns; urban transport circumstance;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5127
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195380620.013.0037