A report on current situation in the health sector of Senegal and possible roles for non-motorised transport interventions. This is a preliminary study investigating the medical and structural problems with rural health care in Senegal and exploring options for improving the system. While bicycles would address many of the community’s needs, specific environmental and cultural preconditions in Senegal may impact their effectiveness.
This report represents the results of two preliminary studies of the feasibility for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Dakar, Senegal. The report is not intended to indicate that decisions about many critical issues have already been taken. This report is rather intended to give a general idea to Senegalese decision makers about the range of options that are available for BRT in Dakar and show a very rough idea of how it would perhaps best work. It also sketches out in very rough terms the costs and possible revenues to help with the next phase of planning.
Etude Preliminaire D’un Systeme De Bus En Site Propre a Dakar Au Senegal
Ce rapport est le fruit de 2 études préliminaires de faisabilité d’un circuit réservé de bus à Dakar. Mais l’intention de ce rapport n’est pas de dire quelles décisions faut-il prendre face à tels ou tels sujets critiques ; il vise plutôt à donner une idée générale, aux décideurs sénégalais sur les larges options offertes par la mise en oeuvre d’un circuit de bus, et donne une vision approximative de la façon dont le travail devrait être mené. Enfin, il dresse une esquisse des coûts et revenus possibles, susceptibles d’être pris en compte dans la prochaine étape du plan.
During the meeting, President Wade said he is eager to demonstrate a successful replication of Bogotá‘s success in Africa by making Dakar an example in sustainable urban transport. President Wade is responsible for implementation of the Transports, Energy and Environment sectors for the New Partnership for African Development, a coalition of African Heads of State, so he is in a unique position to affect change in cities across Africa.
The Building a New City tour will inspire a newly created task force to better coordinate the actors working separately to improve urban transportation in Dakar. Currently, several projects exist to provide safe bicycle and pedestrian routes – including one prepared by new Dakar Mayor Pape Diop, which will be consolidated under the task force.
During the tour, Dakar officials also announced they would submit a proposal to use $2 million from the World Bank Urban Mobility Program for a Bus Rapid Transit system. Two BRT lines were created in the city in 1997, but the bus company in charge of the system collapsed. With technical and institutional support from ITDP’s Senegal staff, the BRT and non-motorized transportation projects will be integrated into a new urban mobility program modeled after Bogotá‘s experience.