Lack of effective transport routes, poor traffic safety and failing public transport today constitute one of the most serious obstacles to positive social development in the Third World. On behalf of Sida [the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency], Lund University Education is arranging the international training programme “Urban Transport”. The programme is to spread Swedish expertise in the fields of traffic safety, traffic planning, public transport and accessibility for the disabled to developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Organisation and planning, formulation of strategies and goals and methods of evaluation are among the theoretical sections that alternate with study visits and the participants’ own project work.
Text: Anna Gianuzzi.
Photos: Deana Nannskog, Anna Gianuzzi, Susanne Norrman and Photoshare.com
Last modified 10 Sep 2010
Traffic congestion along Apapa-Oshodi Express Way in Lagos, Nigeria. The
city population, estimated at approximately fifteen million people,
continues to grow quickly despite the city's very slow infrastructure
Credit:© 2006 Kunle Ajayi/Daily Independent, Courtesy of Photoshare