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Planning and design to support safe transport including provisions for nmt the african experience

Planning and Design to support Safe Transport including Provisions for NMT-The African Experience

Presentation by Paul Kwamusi

Road Safety Coordinator, Africa

FIA Foundation

US/Africa Workshop.

Arusha, Tanzania


Presentation outline
Presentation Outline Provisions for NMT

  • Road safety characteristics in Africa

  • Un favorable safety situation.

  • Non motorized traffic and safety

  • Need for safer roads

  • Way forward

  • Conclusion


Safe transport in africa is a challenge
Safe Transport in Africa is a challenge Provisions for NMT

www.fco.gov.ukTravel advisory on Uganda

  • By far the biggest hazard you will encounter in Uganda is travelling on the roads.  Driving standards are low, vehicles are often poorly maintained and the accident rate is high… Common forms of public transport are matatus and boda-bodas (scooter taxis), …if doing so you should select a vehicle that appears in good condition, consult other passengers and if using a boda-boda always wear a crash helmet.


Road safety in Africa Provisions for NMT


Killer Buses Provisions for NMT


Killer Drivers Provisions for NMT


Killer Roads Provisions for NMT


Road Safety Provisions for NMT

Capacity and

capability

Road safety

Policies

Road safety

Funding

are Scarce

Road safety

Campaigns

Road Safety

Legislations

R. Safety Funds


is Poor Provisions for NMT

Traffic Enforcement


is Scarce Provisions for NMT

Emergency Care


Accidents in Africa are generally rising! Provisions for NMT

Case study is Uganda



Road Safety: has been ignored Provisions for NMT

as an African Policy Issue

  • But Road safety is highly relevant to key priorities of today’s global policy agenda. Road safety is about all of the following:

  • Partnership and international cooperation –

  • Developing international standards

  • Good governance and rule of law – avoiding corruption especially in enforcement agencies and respecting rights of other road users.

  • Public health and humanitarian assistance

  • Promoting sustainable development and the MDGs


Accidents in Developed countries are declining Provisions for NMT

Due to safer designs and other interventions



NMTs are Provisions for NMT

Un welcome in Urban areas


NMTs are Provisions for NMT

Extremely unsafe.


Some NMTs Provisions for NMT

Need more than a vehicle space


Nmt characteristics in africa
NMT characteristics in Africa Provisions for NMT

  • Few dedicated cycle lanes and pedestrian lanes are diminishing.

  • Vehicular traffic is the priority in the design and planning and not NMT

  • Planners and Policy makers are concerned with traffic flow


Nmt characteristics in africa 2
NMT characteristics in Africa…2 Provisions for NMT

  • NMT growth is partly due to inefficient public transport services

  • It is a response to personalized demand schedules.

  • Many policy makers associate NMTs are associated with Poverty & source of pity





Way Forward: Provisions for NMT

It is Time for Action

Decade for Road safety action 2010-2020.


Creating Vaccines for Roads - iRAP Provisions for NMT

Building on successful programmes in the EU, USA,

and Australia, iRAP is an innovative and transparent

system of road inspection to encourage governments

to apply safer road design countermeasures that

promote self-explaining and forgiving roads. It has

run pilot projects in Chile, Costa Rica, Malaysia

& South Africa showing positive cost benefit ratios.


Safer Roads Provisions for NMT

For pedestrians in urban areas


Express way in South Africa Provisions for NMT

Safer Roads

For Africa’s growing traffic


Express way in Abuja, Nigeria Provisions for NMT

Safer Roads

For reduced traffic conflicts


Separation of fast traffic from the slow one in China Provisions for NMT

Safer Roads

For Africa’s 2 and 3 wheelers


Conclusion Provisions for NMT


Thank you
Thank You! Provisions for NMT


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