Walkability Mobility: Re-envisioning Non-motorized Transport (NMT) in Developing Cities for a Sustainable Future

Kamya Richard Lukenge, Kin Wai Michael Siu

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Owing to population explosions, many developing cities are experiencing rapid and chaotic urbanization processes filled with undefined urban transport systems that can’t respond to the growing demand. This study aims at examining how Street-infrastructure supports and encourages NMT in Developing cities. The survey highlights the role of the ‘Walkability’ mode of mobility in developing cities where most individuals still have no access to public transport. The study used a roadway characteristic-based model to assess the Pedestrian Level of Service (PLOS) for Kampala urban city center. The survey identified that Kampala city street-facilities caters less towards pedestrian safety. Most studies focus on NMT in cities from developed countries, and no previous studies have used LOS tools to measure ‘Pedestrian’ facilities in Uganda in particular. Therefore, the findings of this investigation would contribute to the scientific community by bridging the cross-cultural mobility-related literature gap.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Aspects of Transportation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2021
EditorsNeville Stanton
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030800116
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
EventAHFE Conference on Human Aspects of Transportation, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 25 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


ConferenceAHFE Conference on Human Aspects of Transportation, 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Mobility
  • Non-motorized Transport
  • Sustainable future
  • Walkability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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