A PLANNING APPROACH TO RURAL ACCESSIBILITY IN THE MOROCCAN CONTEXT

The desenslavement of rural zones is the most efficient way to induce their 70 percent poor people into the national economy, and to allow them an access to social services. Furthermore, an area of accessibility is an essential condition to edifies other basic infrastructures. In order to deepen its knowledge on rural zones enslavement problem, and also to define adequately the needs on this subject, the Road Directorate of Morocco has realized a detailed inventory of rural roads dedicated to provide accessibility. The principle retained to identify the target network of roads is to join each rural locality of more than 50 families to the connected network (featuring classified or non classified roads and paved or non paved roads). Then, each locality should have at least one itinerary, called strategic itinerary, for normal access to social and economic services and to necessary administrative services, since those services are themselves supposed to be served by the connected network. In order to valuate the current level of enslavement on national and on provincial scales, an indicator called, accessibility rate, has been defined to be the rural population well served by the road network related to the total rural population. A specific rural population is considered to be well served when the network of roads dedicated to this population satisfies certain criteria related to its permanent practicability. The application of, accessibility rate, definition led to an average accessibility of 40% on the national scale. The provincial rates showed a wide spread and a large dispersion which shows the big difference that currently exists between provinces in terms of rural accessibility. Depending on the national objectives defined for the, accessibility rate, a number of rural roads will be identified and classified over the provinces.

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    World Road Association (PIARC)

    La Grande Arche, Paroi Nord, Niveau 5
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  • Authors:
    • Rmili, A
    • Imzel, A
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  • Publication Date: 2003

Language

  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8p

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  • Accession Number: 00987816
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2005 12:00AM