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Submitted by Julie B on
Georges, very interesting postings. The phenomenon of growth of motorcycles in Latin American cities has been taking place in cities of other regions of the world as well. Studies in Africa have shown that in Douala, Lagos, and Kampala for example, the use of motorcycles for commercial transport has grown very rapidly in recent years, as a consequence of the poor state of the roads and the inability of bus companies to meet growing demand. The excellent background study 'Stuck in Traffic: Urban transport in Africa' describes some of the challenges associated with increased motorcycle uses, including the impact on road safety: http://www.eu-africa-infrastructure-tf.net/attachments/library/aicd-background-paper-1-urban-trans-summary-en.pdf