Liberation ties hand in hand with mobility, and the ability for humans to have the freedom of movement, wherever and however they please.
On this Day, we commemorate the strides made in the African Mobility space. Here are some “Did you know’s, I’m sure you did not know”.
MOBILITY FACT #1
Africa’s longest railway is in Tanzania.
MOBILITY FACT #2
Transport in Western Sahara is very limited by sea, road and air. Camels are the primary mode of transport in the desert area.
MOBILITY FACT #3
100 000 matatus (minibuses) constitute the bulk of Kenya’s public transport system .
#FreedomOfMobility is at stake: In the face of global warming implications, the Freedom of Mobility Forum, a Stellantis initiative, gathers debaters to share fresh, fact-based approaches to accessible #mobility: https://t.co/3VOzNHhGJA pic.twitter.com/77C5kfxxt7— Stellantis (@Stellantis) February 17, 2023
Promoting active mobility could satisfy a large part of the current mobility demand in cities! 🚶🚴♀️🚶♂️— 🚶♀️🚶♂️🚴🚍⚡ (@TUMInitiative) January 28, 2023
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MOBILITY FACT #4
The highest road in Africa is found on Mt Kilimanjaro at 5895 metres (19 341 feet)
MOBILITY FACT #5
Mauritania has only 3000 km of surfaced roads
MOBILITY FACT #6
South More than 95% of road spaces in low- and middle-income countries are dedicated to cars, including on street parking2, leaving behind the low-income commuters that are highly dependent on walking, cycling, public transport and informal transport services.
MOBILITY FACT #7
South Africa is home to 20,964 kilometers of railway tracks that carry 530 million passengers per year, the largest and busiest network in Africa.
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