Streets for walking and cycling
Walking and cycling are healthy and pollution-free forms of mobility. In African cities, many are dependent on these modes as their primary means of transport. Even for those who choose public transport or personal motor vehicles, walking often becomes the dominant mode for short trips during the day. The poor quality of infrastructure for active modes, however, sends a message that pedestrians and cyclists are not welcome in the urban environment.
This quick reference guide developed by The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) on the design of street elements, aims to help create a safe, usable and accessible environment for pedestrians and cyclists.