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FUTURE LAGOS | Catching a Train in Lagos!

At present there is no train service that serves the masses in Lagos leaving road congested but the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) are introducing new services, new infrastructure that will cover Lagos and its suburbs.

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FUTURE LAGOS | The Lagos Tour: Roundabouts, Bridges, and Bottlenecks

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that explores the city using photography and this month we have looked at mobility between Lekki Peninsula and other parts of Lagos.

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WATCH: A vision for a more cycling-friendly London

Design expert and avid cyclist Peter Murray recalls some of his favourite cycling experiences in London and considers strategies for improving cycling infrastructure in the city.

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The Lagos Tour: How easy is it to walk around Lagos?

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that will explore Lagos using photography. This month we examined the ease of pedestrian movement in Lagos.

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What makes a 24-hour city?

The announcement of a 24-hour Night Tube in London has been welcomed by local residents and urban planners. This video published by The Economist explains the historical reasons for London’s early closing hours. It also looks at how a 24-hour city better reflects modern life and population movement in the city today.

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WATCH: Getting Animated about TOD in Mexico

TOD is a tool for combating urban sprawl. This would mean concentrating development of housing, businesses, and services around public transit stations. TOD also takes priority away from the personal automobile and allows us to walk and cycle in a connected city.

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What does the future of sustainable transport look like in Lagos?

Lagos has traditionally struggled with a lack of reliable mass transit systems and severe traffic congestion. However, more recently, the city has made strides to improve – its multimodal approach to transport investments holds great promise for the city’s commuters.

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WATCH: Portland, a Global Model of Transit-Oriented Development

Portland, the largest city in Oregon with over 600, 000 inhabitants has become a global model of transit-oriented development (TOD). A key element of TOD is the human scale – creating streets that are not only auto-friendly but also amenable to cycling and walking.

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Can transport speak to development?

Here we recap eight of the main ideas of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) for transit-oriented development.

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Top architects and planners back new London Cycle Superhighways

Some of London’s top architects and planners come out in support of new cycle superhighways for the capital.

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