Bicycle and motorcycle-based boda boda are a Ugandan innovation that extends the range of transport services found in most of Africa. They provide a short-distance, low-capacity service able to serve low-density demands, and those where access is physically restricted and cannot be met by conventional public transport. Because of low incomes and the high unit cost of the services the poor benefit mainly through employment in the industry.
A brief abstract is available in French.
‘Urban Mobility for All’ - the Codatu X conference, Lome, Togo, 12-15 November 2002. pp. 6