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La double vie de la moto au Sud du Sahara : Usages privés, offre publique

Abstract : Sub-Saharan Africa cities are simultaneously confronted with deficiencies of public transport and low levels of household car ownership. Which role can motorised two-wheelers play in this context? The case studies of Niamey and Douala show that the motorised two-wheeler used as a private mode of transport occupies a specific position within a rigid modal hierarchy where it appears as an ersatz for the car. As a mode of public transport, it represents an innovative bottom-up response to the multiform crisis of cities, even though the sustainability of this response may be questioned.
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Lourdes Diaz Olvera, Didier Plat, Pascal Pochet, Maïdadi Sahabana. La double vie de la moto au Sud du Sahara : Usages privés, offre publique. G. Fumey, J. Varlet, P. Zembri. Mobilités contemporaines. Approches géoculturelles des transports, Ellipses, pp.117-126, 2009. ⟨halshs-00822995⟩



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