Transport barriers encountered by people with disability in Africa: An overview

Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management

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Title Transport barriers encountered by people with disability in Africa: An overview
Creator Duri, Babra Luke, Rose
Subject Transportation; Urban Studies; Disability public transport; transport barriers; people with disability; universally accessible transport; accessibility; Africa
Description Background: The transport needs of people with disability are often marginalised, and universally accessible transport remains a challenge in many African countries. Lack of accessible transport may lead to high unemployment rates, poverty and lack of opportunities among people with disability.Objectives: The purpose of this study is to identify transport barriers encountered by people with disability in Africa.Method: A systematic literature review design was followed, while content analysis was used to analyse the data obtained.Results: One of the most significant barriers for the African countries is the lack of universally accessible transport infrastructure coupled with poor maintenance of existing infrastructure. Lack of policies and legislation on transport and disability as well as poor implementation was also common among African countries.Conclusion: The transport barriers identified in this study provide insights into what people with disability are experiencing in accessing public transport and guide policymakers and city planners in providing universally accessible transportation.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2022-11-04
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Literature Analysis
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/jtscm.v16i0.826
Source Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management; Vol 16 (2022); 9 pages 1995-5235 2310-8789
Language eng
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Coverage Africa 2000-Present —
Rights Copyright (c) 2022 Babra Duri, Rose Luke