THE LOME DECLARATION
Lomé, November 15th 2002
URBAN MOBILITY FOR ALL is affirmed by the delegates of CODATU X gathered in Lomé, Togo, November 12th to 15th 2002
Therefore the following principles and actions are set forth:
· Create planning that focuses on satisfying demand, especially of the urban poor rather than on medium or long term land use based models.
· Global inter-modal plans seeking the improvement of mobility will be performed (“PDU”)
· Ensure cost reduction for the users and greatest flexibility to improve mobility and accessibility
· Given that housing is the first priority of households in the developing world, flexible and small scale transport systems which adequately serve the periphery will be encouraged and legalized but also realistically regulated
· Decentralized cooperation will be implemented and will not attempt to apply the models from the higher income countries to the developing world.
· Give priority to buses in the traffic stream wherever possible and appropriate
· Make social subsidized fares available when applicable.
· Promote and require training and professionalization of the drivers of all types of motorized vehicles.
· Make safety a prerequisite in legalizing public transport vehicles of all sizes.
· Encourage safe cycle ways and pedestrian facilities.
Road network and traffic:
· A special effort will be sought to improve the secondary street network
· Road design will emphasize safety
· Enforce traffic laws more extensively.
· Emphasize environmental impacts or degradation in infrastructure building, design of vehicles and provision of services.