Transportation in African cities: an Institutional perspective.

Grieco, Margaret and Crowther, David (2012) Transportation in African cities: an Institutional perspective. In: The Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 9780195380620

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780195380620
Uncontrolled Keywords: transportation; African cities; transport service provision; Alternative institutional patterns; urban transport circumstance;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 5127
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 10:46
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013 13:53

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