Title

Gender-Biased Transportation Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa with Special Reference to Cameroon

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1999

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1163/156852199X00275

Abstract

The paper discusses transport problems facing women in Cameroon. Among major factors contributing to these problems are: societal attitudes, urban-biased development schemes, gender-based discriminatory transport policies, inappropriate spatial organization, and negative trends in the country's economy. The author argues that the uniqueness of women-specific transport problems warrants special and calculated action on the part of planners and policy makers in a developing nation such as Cameroon. Remedial steps, such as altering societal attitudes, lessening and simplifying women's chores, promoting non-motorized modes of transport, reducing trip volume and length by, for instance, revamping antiquated zoning ordinances, and actively discouraging gender-based discrimination in public transportation through appropriate legislation, are suggested.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Asian and African Studies, v. 34, issue 2, p. 216-234

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