- Transport planners in urban centers also face challenges when incorporating the views of the disadvantaged'.
- Disadvantaged groups who include Children, Elderly, Expectant Mothers, are the people with reduced ability to move among others.
A survey done between November 2020 and February 2021 to understand the awareness of transport planners , decision makers and policy makers in catering for the needs of the disadvantaged groups who use Kampala roads reveals that disadvantaged groups move with difficulty.
While addressing the media on the Inclusive Climate Resilient Transport in Africa, in Kampala today, Local Partner for Uganda High volume transport applied research program Amanda Ngabirano, revealed that transport planners with in urban centers also face challenges when incorporating the views of the disadvantaged groups who include Children, Elderly, Expectant Mothers, the people with reduced ability to move among others.
Ngabirano says that they specifically made a case study on bodaboda means of public transport in Kampala and in Uganda in general, she said the bodabodas are both loved and hated because they are source of livelihood especially for the youth but equally vulnerable because they are exposed to road safety challenges.
The study also discovered that the bodabodas have a negative impact on the disadvantaged groups because they mix up with traffic and makes their travel experience a little harder.
Ngabirano adds that the study is aimed at enhancing the capacity of transport planners to assess mobility needs of the disadvantaged in four African Countries including Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia and Uganda’s Kampala City.
The program is funded by UKAid ,foreign common wealth and development office.