Lagos NMT policy

The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) recently developed a Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) Policy to guide interventions to improve the walking and cycling environment. Key to the Policy’s strategic importance is a set of clear indicators outlining how conditions need to approve over the short, medium, and long term. Indicators to be monitored under the project include:

  • Mode share for walking, cycling, and public transport.
  • Vehicle kilometres travelled by private vehicles.
  • Number of fatalities and injuries from traffic crashes.
  • Ambient emissions of harmful local pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.
Footpath pilot project in Lagos, Nigeria. (Source: ITDP Africa)