Socio-spatial studies of children's mobility in sub-Saharan Africa are rare and constitute a major research gap. This paper focuses on school children's experiences of travel, transport and traffic, with particular reference to southern Ghana. Drawing on interviews with children, parents and teachers, we examine children's travel patterns to school and broader travel patterns associated with their widespread contributions to household production and reproduction. We also review associated issues of road safety in both urban and rural contexts.
Project background paper. Revised version of a paper presented at the international conference on Children,transport and traffic, Copenhagen, May 2002. 23 pp.