Introduction: Transport and Mobility Situations of African Cities

Ransford A. Acheampong*, Karen Lucas, Michael Poku-Boansi, Chinebuli Uzondu

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In this introductory chapter, we briefly sketch the transport and mobility situations of African cities today. We highlight the urban mobility and transport problems that are becoming increasingly pronounced as urban areas in Africa have expanded in population and physical size. We also introduce the five thematic focus of the book, and set the background and context for the rest of the chapters of the book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransport and Mobility Futures in Urban Africa
PublisherSpringer, Switzerland
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-17327-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-17326-4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameThe Urban Book Series
ISSN (Print)2365-757X
ISSN (Electronic)236-7588


  • Transport Equity
  • Non-motorised transport
  • Accessibility
  • Public transport
  • Smart Mobility
  • Urban Geography and Urbanism
  • Landscape/regional and urban planning
  • Transport Research


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