This Literature Review was carried out during the Inception Phase of the research project ‘Enhancing understanding on safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport in DRC’. The purpose of the review was to identify trends in commercial motorcycle and motorised three-wheeler use, regulation and legislation, ongoing development, influences related to transport infrastructure in DRC, and any gaps in the literature. This literature review draws on existing academic and grey literature, although the available literature relating to motorcycle and motorised three-wheeler taxis in DRC is extremely limited and has an urban bias. Nevertheless, it maps the growth in use of motorcycles and motorised three-wheelers in DRC and examines the benefits and disbenefits of their use as a means of public transport. It describes the implications of the existing lack of regulatory frameworks covering motorcycles and three-wheelers, as well as gender, mobility and road safety issues. The review concludes that there are significant gaps in research on this subject in a rural context.
This work is part of the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Weijde, K. van der, et al, Transaid and Amend (2019). Enhancing understanding on safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Literature Review. London: ReCAP for DFID