WIT Press


Sustainable Transport Solutions At A Crossroads In Developing Countries: Insights And Perspectives

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT140491

Volume

138

Pages

12

Published

2014

Size

623 kb

Author(s)

J. Chakwizira, P. Bikam & T. A. Adeboyejo

Abstract

This paper reviews the solutions to the matters of sustainable transport at a crossroads in developing countries. In the process, the paper recommends re-thinking sustainable transport solutions in developing countries, given that current and previous efforts have failed to permanently reverse problems of automobile dependency, an inefficient public transport system and network traffic congestion for example. In addition, land use and transport planning actions and interventions have been found to promote fragmentation and gentrification of spaces, places and people. This paper analytically reviews desktop studies covering the sustainable transport from developing countries to establish the existing situation as well as crafting a policy and intervention lever departure points. Making use of over 20 years of research, consultancy and practical experience, we aim to define possible future sustainable transport intervention levers and focus on areas within developing countries.

Keywords

transport, sustainable, fragmentation, integration, developing countries.