The move to Non-Motorised Transport

Non-Motorised Transportation is also known as active or human-powered transportation. It encourages clean urban transportation especially over short distances in Lagos city. NMT doesn’t totally dismiss means of vehicle transportation but the gradual inclusion of NMT to the traffic system for sustainable mobility and for a long term lower carbon city. LUN explores the systems to make NMT more desirable both for recreational and transportation uses. This theme highlights the benefits for residents, the Lagos city in general and the overall improvement of life, tours important factors surrounding NMT, taking social safety into high consideration with proper road planning, traffic management and transport integration to make cyclist or pedestrians less vulnerable to accidents. How can a developing city like Lagos key into NMT sustainable development benefits? City specific factors in terms of geography, climate and even culture make NMT even more feasible in Lagos. Government commitment, financial investments, advanced bicycle systems and public awareness further complements possible success.

Through history, our future events and discussions, we also explore the barriers when co-benefits for health, safety and quality of life are taken into account and how to possibly fashion these costs to still improve NMT attractiveness. More importantly, perceiving the gradual movement to NMT as possible with investment in public infrastructure, improved public transport and disincentives for the use of motorised private vehicles and awareness programs.

Check out the Report on our Non-Motorized Transport Workshop here.