Challenges to be addressed

There are many challenges to be addressed by organisations wishing to improve the use of local transport solutions for rural development.

Photograph by Paul Starkey
Patterns of adoption are not straightforward
The 'old-fashioned' image limits acceptance
Transport devices are often costly relative to incomes
Women and children have particularly poor access to transport
Understanding the many uses of transport devices
Recognising the complementarity of transport solutions ·
Creating a 'critical mass' of users
Learning how markets stimulate transport development
Redressing inadequate investments in local transport solutions
Incorporating non-transport solutions
Local transport solutions for rural development
The case for local transport solutions
Challenges to
be addressed
Meeting challenges:
learning from experiences
Moving ahead:
directions to
move forward


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