Africa Streets: Toward a New Mobility Agenda

One more morning in traffic in Lagos.

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“In a fair world, it should be unthinkable to ignore the needs of close to one billion of the poorest people on the earth, living in its second-largest and second most-populous continent. A part of the world with fastest growing population in the world, already one-third of the population living in cities, most of whom in slums, car ownership and traffic exploding, highest rate of road fatalities and with a flow of people from the countryside continuing at record rates . . . a region in sharp transition. But to what?”

– From “Cities, Transport and Equity in Africa: Unasked Questions”, Eric Britton, World Streets

About the editor:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at and @ericbritton

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