Cities on the Move : A World Bank Urban Transport Strategy Review | Land Portal

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August 2013
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oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/15232
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The report's objectives are i) to
better understand the nature and magnitude of urban
transport problems, particularly in respect of the poor, and
ii) to articulate a strategy by which the World Bank and
other agencies can assist national and city governments to
address these problems. The first part of the report
considers how urban transport can be used as an instrument
of urban development and poverty reduction. Chapter 2
discusses how transport reduces poverty. Chapter 3 examines
how urban transport policies can be focused more
specifically on meeting the needs of the poor but touches on
other transport related aspects of the quality of life of
poor people. Chapter 4 considers the urban environment,
focusing on air pollution to which the poor are particularly
vulnerable, while Chapter 5 considers problems of personal
safety and security. The second part of the report considers
how the objectives can be pursued by using a range of
instruments. Chapter 6 considers the provision and
management of road infrastructure. Chapter 7 discusses road
based public transport, including the role of the informal
sector. Chapter 8 considers the role and limitations of mass
transit. Chapter 9 pays special attention to non-motorized
transport. Chapter 10 raises the issues of pricing and
financing, and Chapter 11, looks at institutional
arrangements. Finally, Chapter 12 discusses the implications
for the instruments and lending strategies of the Bank.

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