IDOM contributed to the “Open Knowledge Repository” published by World Bank on Addis Abeba pedestrian mobility.
We are pleased to announce that the World Bank has recently published two documents in its “Open Knowledge Repository” in which IDOM has played a decisive role. The documents focus in two papers on Active Pedestrian Mobility in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
Walking is a predominant mode of travel in Addis Ababa representing more than half of the daily trips. However, sidewalks are often narrow, uneven, obstructed, or non-existent, causing discomfort and road safety risks to pedestrians.
The World Bank study on Addis Ababa Sidewalk Safety and Improvement takes the approach of integrating digital technology and Urban Inventory in sidewalk surveys, applies the Global Walkability Index in sidewalk assessments, and adapts the global best practice to the local context.
The two published documents on these topics can be used by anyone and can be downloaded at the following links:
- “Addis Ababa Sidewalk Safety and Improvement Study: Project Report”: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/37232
- “Addis Ababa Sidewalk Design and Maintenance Guidelines”: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/37237
Key team members from IDOM who have participated in the studies are: Yessiel Mercado Alcalá, Francisco Burgos Martí, Alejandro Cuñat y Estefania Mejía.