Drawbacks and opportunities in the mobility supply by the informal sector


In the fast-growing cities of sub-Saharan Africa, there is a deficiency of state-provided local public transport systems. The deficit in provision is compensated for by transport supplied by the informal sector, but little is known about the organization of the different segments within informal transport so that it is difficult to initiate concepts that integrate formal and informal public transport. The goal of the project is to examine the system of provision, the interests of the actors and the operations arising from them, in N‘Djamena (Chad), a fast-growing city in sub-Saharan Africa. The project findings will provide an essential scientific contribution to the understanding of the interaction of spatial and transport development in the cities of sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, the project aims at supporting practical usability.


Principal Investigators
Lenz, Barbara Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Details) (Traffic Geography)

Duration of Project
Start date: 07/2015
End date: 03/2018

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