Many cities are experiencing a decline in access to jobs, services and people due to a confluence of two trends: rapid urbanization and motorization. Lack of access afflicts both low-income communities scattered throughout the city and low- to medium-income people living in suburbs and peripheral settlements who use private cars and motorcycles on long, congested commutes. We define these groups as underserved – those who face restricted access to opportunities because of poor location or poor transport choices. This paper asks what cities can do to change the trajectory of the urban transportation sector so that it provides the under-served with more equitable access to opportunities.
World Resource Institute | From Mobility to Access for All: Expanding Urban Transportation Choices in the Global South