School children and hospital patients given the walkability they asked for

In Lagos, Nigeria, the STRIDE tool has also enabled school children and hospital staff and patients to ask for better walkability around their school and hospital. 

The Lagos Area Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA) has recently completed street improvements requested by citizens on Lagos island who shared their concerns using the Walk21 STRIDE tool as part of the TUMI funded Global Sidewalk Challenge project.

In partnership with Lagos State University more than 2,000 people shared their walkability concerns using the app.  In response, LAMATA agreed to build a new sidewalk, safe crossing and install traffic speed management to benefit users of the school and hospital.

It is hoped that more people will share their perceptions of walkability in Nigeria using the Walk21 STRIDE tool in the future.  This project builds on and will help deliver the Lagos Non-Motorised Transport Strategy (2018), drafted with the support of UN Environment’s Share the Road Programme (UNEP report “NMT Policies in Nigeria).