Planning for walking in low-income neighbourhoods
More than 60% of the population in Africa live in low-income neighbourhoods often lacking access to basic services including water, electricity, and sanitation. But these neighbourhoods can also be very walkable. When improvements are made it is essential to retain this walkability and keep streets safe for everyone, especially children, people with disabilities and the elderly.
In Kigali these seAffordattlements are being given footpaths, street lighting, play areas and parks as part of the city’s strategic plan to enable the whole city to function.
Contributions are invited that demonstrate how low-income communities have been transformed to support people walking as a basic human right and the impact that has had on the quality of community life.