IMPROVING ACCESS FOR THE POOR IN URBAN AREAS

Current transportation policy in much of the southern hemisphere is leading to ecological disaster and increasing inequality. Many countries are increasingly spending their scarce resources on the expansion of roads and highways while making little provision for non-motorized means of transportation like cycling and walking. This car-focused transportation policy has been encouraged by technical assistance and funding from industrialized countries, either directly through bilateral aid, or indirectly through their influence over multilateral funding institutions. The authors discuss how these policies are unsustainable from both an economic and environmental points of view. The policy changes needed to meet the basic mobility needs of the poor in the urban areas in an environmentally sustainable way are also examined.

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  • Authors:
    • Replogle, M
    • Hook, W
  • Publication Date: 1993-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 21-23
  • Serial:
    • APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
    • Volume: 20
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Intermediate Publications Limited
    • ISSN: 0302-0920

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00672199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 6 1995 12:00AM