An NMT strategy should begin with a vision statement. The vision statement indicates a desired future direction for the city’s transport system. The vision should respond to the diagnosis of the current transport system, as outlined in the previous section. A sample vision statement is as follows:

“The city’s transport systems will improve residents’ well-being through the development of a quality and dignified environment where people are encouraged to walk and cycle; where there is an equitable allocation of public space and infrastructure; and where all residents have access to opportunities and mobility.”

Guided by the vision statement, cities can then set goals to develop a safe, efficient, affordable, and integrated, and environmentally sound transport system.

Walking and cycling facilities along the Morogoro Rd bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (Source: ITDP Africa)