Environment Friendly and Sustainable Transportation in Harare: Is a functional Transportation Tool Box Model the Answer?

Vincent Itai Tanyanyiwa


Transport is an essential part of everyday life and is central to sustainable development. It enables access to employment, business, education, health services, and social interaction. The world’s prosperity and well-being are inextricably linked to transport and the choices made available to them. This paper reviews current thinking about sustainable transportation as part of a broader strategy of transportation and land use planning for sustainability in Harare. Strategies for increasing transportation sustainability include demand management, operations management, pricing policies, vehicle technology improvements, clean fuels, and integrated land use and transportation planning. The transportation toolbox presents a range of sustainable strategies that can potentially address transportation issues within a corridor to provide a systematic approach to develop projects to address corridor transportation needs. As Harare grows, traffic generation is anticipated to increase with significant impact on the transportation system. A lack of sustainable transport infrastructure and affordable services remains a major obstacle to the development of the transport sector in Harare.


Sustainable transport, sustainable development, transport generation, transport planning

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