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Régulations des transports populaires et recomposition du territoire urbain d'Abidjan

Abstract : Following the example of other major cities in sub-Saharan Africa, Abidjan is going through a multifaceted crisis which, among others, finds expression in a rapid urban growth, the reduction of modern employments and the increase of informal activities. All this happens in a context where the State and administration are strongly weakened. Alike the whole socioeconomic sector, transport was affected by the crisis. Consequently, there was a quick space enlargement combinied with the demographic pressure and changes of administrative principles influencing the overall system of common transport.This resulted in the growth of the private sectors of public transport such as woro-woro and gbaka, compensating for the lack of a regulating administration. But a number of prohibited practices such as corruption and racket have invaded the sector. Public transport is an important work supplier whose dynamics has improved the local urban transport area. Actually, we are facing some administrative and urban development problems because the streets, pavements and crossroads are being turned away from their primary function. So there is an emergence of illegal passenger stations in many areas of the city. Since the local cgovernments are inefficient in controlling the situation, the produced receipts of all these activities on the local area represent a financial hamper for the involved parties.
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Irène Kassi. Régulations des transports populaires et recomposition du territoire urbain d'Abidjan. Géographie. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00177509⟩



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