Agency roles

Multiple agencies have a role to play in the implementation of an NMT strategies, as described in the table below. The implementation of NMT improvements therefore requires a collaborative approach. Regular convening of an NMT working group can help streamline the implementation process by facilitating interaction among relevant agencies.

Key agencies and responsibilities.

Ministry Responsibility
Transport ministry/department ·  Provide political leadership and general oversight toward dissemination and implementation of the NMT strategy.

·  Monitor progress over time.

Local government ministry/department ·  Design and implement high-quality walking and cycling facilities.

·  Update national street design standards.

·  Partner with academic institutions and technical organisations to conduct training programs for engineers, planners and other technical staff in the basics of street design.

Housing ministry/department ·  Develop model building control rules and planning regulations.
Road agencies ·  Design and implement high-quality walking and cycling facilities.
Road safety agencies ·  Enforce traffic rules, educate street users, and identify where improvements are required to improve safety
Road fund agencies ·  Ensure allocation of adequate budget for NMT development and maintenance.
Local authorities / transport authorities ·  Design and implement high-quality walking and cycling facilities.

·  Plan and implement bicycle sharing systems.

·  Develop greenway corridors with continuous walking and cycling facilities.

·  Oversee operations of the on-street parking management system.

·  Manage street vending.

·  Prevent encroachments on NMT facilities.

·  Conduct audits and surveys to monitor progress on implementation of the Strategy.

·  Manage local Urban Transport Funds.

Traffic police ·  Control and manage traffic operations.
Stakeholders participate in a street design workshop in Lagos. (Source: ITDP Africa)