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Urban Transport

Development Workshop monitors the informal transport of both populations and basic services in Luanda.


Mapping Luanda's Traffic

Monday, 16 June, 2014
View a PowerPoint presentation on 'Mobility and Transportation: The Present and the Future" (March 2011) by Helder Preza and maps of Luanda's candongueiro routes (Jon Schubert, 2011) and Luanda road traffic loads (2011). DOWNLOAD PDFs: Candongueiro routes (Jon Schubert, 2011) Luanda road traffic loads (2011)

Para-transit in Luanda

Friday, 13 June, 2014
Despite the rapid growth of Luanda and the significant investment in new satellite-dormitory-city development, (often Chinese financed), the city still lacks a rapid urban transit system. Some arterial and ring-roads have been built but a strategy for rapid public transport has not yet been implemented. Private vehicles used by senior civil servants and middle and upper class commuters have led...

Angola's Lobito Corridor: From reconstruction to development

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Published by the Chr. Michelsen Institute and the Centro de Estudos e Investigação Cientrifica, this April 2014 Angola Brief reviews the state of the transport corridor which runs from the port of Lobito and the city of Benguela though the hinterland of Angola before it connects with the mineral rich regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. The once important Benguela railway was...

Mapping the matatus of Nairobi

Wednesday, 19 February, 2014
Nairobi's matatu routes, as researched and compiled by a joint venture between Columbia and Nairobi University, Groupshot and MITA project, makes sense of the brightly coloured, seemingly anarchic minibuses that stitch the Kenyan capital together. Matatu operators and owners – in interaction with their passengers – are Nairobi's invisible public transit planners. Nairobians have a complex...