Scoping Study Report - Executive Summary


This document will provide you with a first overview of the projekt "Transport 4 People". During the first phase of the project, the status quo and challenges for rural and urban transport in the four regions will be determined. Stakeholders and civil society will be consulted, and future transport demand and mobility requirements will be analysed. Finally, recommendations for a list of actions and strategies as well as suitable investment projects will be offered.

Meetings with stakeholders are being held in all four regions offering the possibility for the presentation and discussion of plans and ideas. It is expected that these meetings will lead to a list of potential transport related measures and actions as well as to the prioritisation of projects and investments. All projects must be cost-effective, financially sustainable over the long term and responsive to the issues and challenges raised during the first phase.

On the basis of this list, the project team will proceed to the collection and analysis of data for traffic forecasts, transport modeling and financial and economic projects analyses. The established project list will thus be completed by corresponding demand forecasts and multi criteria analyses.

At the end of the first phase all stakeholders and the public will be consulted before the presentation of a final scoping report.

This report can then be the basis for the start of the second phase of the T4P project to develop a Sustainable Transport Master Plan for Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto.

Promoting rural access and mobility in Northern Namibia: an integrated approach

2017 Paul Starkey, Ernst-Benedikt Riehle

This paper has been drawn up for the 8th Africa Transportation Technology Transfer Conference in May 2017. It discusses rural access issues and reviews options for improving rural mobility in all four Northern regions of Namibia. The information draws on international experiences and discussions with rural residents, transport operators, private-sector suppliers and national, regional and local authorities. Rural stakeholders consulted differed by gender, age, occupation and abilities and included users and operators of several transport modes.

The main aspects involve present used transport methods (walking, cycles, pickups, taxis) and the importance of rural access and mobility. Further, a proposed approach to assessing options was discussed in the work.





Transport 4 People Fact Sheet


What is Transport4People, who is managing the project, and what are the long term goals?  Check out the project fact sheet to learn more about how and why we’re developing a Sustainable Transport Master Plan.  In the long run, the Master Plan will help regional and local authorities to create an affordable, accessible, efficient, equitable and safe transport system with the support of the Ministry of Works and Transport and the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development.

Sustainable Urban Transport Master Plan


The Sustainable Urban Transport Master Plan (SUTMP) is a 20-year plan that identifies the types of investment in infrastructure and services that are required to improve the public transport (PT) system and non-motorised transport (NMT) provisions in the City of Windhoek, including Rehoboth, Okahandja and Hosea Kutako Airport (i.e., the Project Area). The SUTMP advances organisational, legislative, regulative, financial and operational measures needed to establish a network of high quality that is accessible, affordable, convenient, efficient, equitable, and safe. The PT and NMT facilities and services will meet both current and future mobility needs of the diverse and growing population in the Project Area through 2032.

Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

2013 Rodrigo Diaz, Daniel Bongardt

One aim of the SUTMP is to provide affordable transport solutions, considering that a part of Windhoek’s inhabitants has to pay up to one quarter of their income for transport. Not only an economically viable but also a financially sustainable urban transport system has to be found. In this regards the GIZ Sustainable Transport project in China has worked out a report which is analyzing a variety of financing and planning practices world-wide. This analysis can supply the SUTMP for Windhoek, Okahandja and Rehoboth with new ideas and lessons learned.

Reducing Carbon Emission through Transport Demand Management Strategies

2012 Frederik Strompen, Todd Litman, Daniel Bongardt

Conventional transport planning solutions often have effects contradicting transport system efficiency and emission reduction targets. Innovative and effective transport demand management solutions, however, help to achieve multiple planning objectives. Based on the existing knowledge in China about TDM strategies, the aim of this report is to discuss the potential of TDM strategies to contribute to climate change mitigation and identify the most promising options for Chinese cities. To attain that, the report focuses on success factors of international examples of effective policy formulation and implementation (including London, Singapore, New York, Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco among others).

Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

2010 Ko Sakamoto, Stefan Belka, Gerhard P. Metschies

Urban transport has historically not received the attention, careful planning and financial support it deserves in order to function in a sustainable manner. As a step to address this issue, this new GTZ Sourcebook module provides detailed information on available options for financing urban transport. It presents different financing instruments and ways in which they can be best used, and how to optimally combine them. This module is dedicated to policy makers, financial sector specialists and urban planners/practitioners working on key challenges related to financing urban transport systems. The sourcebook provides options to close the gap between the ever growing demand for efficient, equitable and environmentally friendly urban transport systems on one hand, and the dwindling financial resources available to state and local authorities on the other.

BRT Planning Guide

2007 Lloyd Wright, Walter Hook (eds.)

The Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide is the most comprehensive resource for planning a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, beginning with project preparation all the way through to implementation.

It is the culmination of over five years of efforts to document and improve the state of the art in cost-effective public transport solutions for cities. This edition, expanded to over 800 pages, includes contributions from a wide range of professionals and practitioners with direct experience in designing and implementing BRT systems all over the world.

Car-free Development

2005 Lloyd Wright

Automobile dependency resulting in decreasing quality of life is becoming a common phenomenon of developing cities. This need not be the case in every developing city if it is planned for its people rather than their vehicles. This module draws on experience from various cities that have ventured into finding an alternative means of transport and have succeeded in creating more liveable cities for people. The module demonstrates clearly to decision makers that car oriented solutions are not the only way forward in solving the traffic related problems in their city. Further, the module gives successful examples from all over the world on creating liveable and car free public spaces, an essential aspect of a liveable city.

Bus Rapid Transit

2005 Lloyd Wright

Bus rapid transit is a remarkable new phenomenon in the world of transit. This module provides practical guidance on how a developing city can plan, finance, design and implement a world class Bus Rapid Transit system. As a planning template for developing cities, this module can drastically reduce planning and consultancy costs which a developing city would otherwise incur in developing a BRT system. This module is complemented by the Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide (830 pages),(click here for information on the BRT Planning Guide), which goes into depth in all planning issues of a BRT system.