Exploring the role of sustainable urban mobility in reshaping the Lagos city
Urban mobility is highly connected to quality of life. With rapid urbanization and population growth taking place in Lagos, how will people be moved in the best sustainable way is a core questions to ask? With our public transportation overcrowded and just not sufficient for our dense population, what are our next steps? This calls for sustainable urban mobility. First by identifying the urban mobility challenges we currently face – Congestion, vehicle emissions, pollution, unsafe bad roads and unsustainable infrastructure we are able to discern the measures to take to make mobility raise our quality of life and not decrease it. Public transportation needs to be more accessible to the public and efficient by upgrading the transit systems like the BRT system introduction in Lagos BRT. Implement safe and advanced NMT infrastructure to reverse and discourage the increase in private motorised vehicle. This also calls for the gradual move to green energy. This means we use less fossil fuels, more hybrids, alternative fuel cars, more biofuels and renewable sources of energy to gradually reduce Lagos carbon footprint.
Our aim for this theme is to transform the way we presently think about transportation, move past this education to implementation. We present data and conversations on different systems on how to move forward sustainably even with increasing road density, commuting hours and its product – pollution. How do we make transportation accessible? How can we reduce the need for travel by integrating mixed land use? How do we enable models that are an amalgam of mobility, speed, sustainability, cost, efficiency, and employment?
Check out our Projects on Mobility here!