With rapid economic and demographic growth, Yaoundé is tackling the most pressing issues and has…
Cameroon, 25 million inhabitants, is undergoing a rapid urban population growth. With 55% of its population leaving in cities, it is the most urbanised country in Central Africa. By 2035, about 65% of Cameroonian will live in urban areas. The country is dominated by two major cities: Douala, economical capital and Yaoundé, administrative capital, which are each home of about 2.8 million inhabitants. Both cities are expected to reach about 5.6 million inhabitants by 2035. Small and medium Cameroonian cities are also growing rapidly and event at a faster pace than the two major cities.
Walking is a major transport mode in Cameroonian cities: at least one third of the trips are made by walk in Douala and Yaoundé, despite the bad conditions and lack of walkways. Informal public transport (shared taxis) is also a dominant mode (40% of the trips in Yaoundé, 13% in Douala) just as moto-taxi (12% of the trips in Yaoundé, 40% in Douala). Use of personal cars is rather limited (10% in Yaoundé, 5% in Douala) and the same applies to formal public transport.
Many challenges are currently hampering urban mobility in Cameroon, main ones being:
MobiliseYourCity is supporting Cameroon in planning sustainable urban mobility, both at local and at national levels:
L'analyse de Transitec de la mobilité urbaine durable d'une perspective du genre
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This factsheet from the Global Monitor 2022 presents the support of the MobiliseYourCity Partnership to the SUMP in Douala, Cameroon.
This factsheet from the Global Monitor 2022 presents the support of the MobiliseYourCity Partnership to the NUMP in Cameroon.
SUMP summary -Yaoundé
SUMP summary - Yaoundé
Priority system for publics transportation operators to improve commercial speed and solutions for traffic detection
Priority systems for public transportations and traffic detection
NUMP Cameroon - adopted version September 2019
Yaoundé SUMP - adopted version September 2019
Yaoundé SUMP - Final Report
Retour d’expérience sur l’élaboration des premiers SUMP MobiliseYourCity /23 Octobre 2019/
Lessons learned from first SUMP studies Cameroon CODATU
Accélérer la transformation de la mobilité urbaine au Cameroun Le rapport de synthèse issu des Mobilise Days MobiliseYourCity organisé en juin 2016…
Mobilise Days report - MYC Cameroon