Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Enhancing smart mobility through the Dar city navigator
This is a project case story within the framework of the TUMI Challenge 2018. Dar es Salaam is one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest and fastest growing cities. With significant numbers of people living in informal settlements on the ever-expanding urban edge, the majority of its citizens have to travel vast distances between their homes and areas of economic opportunity. The bulk of trips are either on foot or via dangerous and unreliable dala-dalas, but the City is investing heavily in a new BRT system to better meet the needs of its citizens. The Dar City Navigator will provide an integrated information and trip planning platform to assist commuters to travel in and around the city, improving their public transport experience so as to make it a more appealing alternative to travelling by private car.