Challenges of urban transport in developing countries – a summary

As the world changes and governments increasingly become decentralised, cities are becoming more assertive hubs for development driven by knowledge, diversity and curiosity. Cities are becoming distinctive brands trying to attract the brightest brains and investments. By transforming into places of higher lifestyles, cities are offering high quality living areas, excellent education facilities, green areas and ever-changing cultural attractions. Complementing these features with innovative, efficient and sustainable mobility solutions is the aspiration of mayors and city dwellers. However, presently many cities are plagued by seemingly endless congestion, grave air pollution, alarming accident rates and lengthy travel times to work. This document has been compiled based on different sections from resources on sustainable transport for policymakers in developing cities and gathers the information comprehensively.

First Edition: 2010

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