The International Network of transport and Access in Low Income Countries is a research partnership of more than 20 organisations promoting urban transport systems that can meet the travel needs of low income, city populations in the Global South.
One of the gaps identified through INTALInC’s research is the severe inadequacies of walking environments in transport policy in the Global South. Walking can constitute up to 75% of all journeys in Low Income Countries, as the only available and affordable mode to access work, markets, healthcare and education. But, fundamentally many of the environments in which people are walking are unsafe and unpleasant.
Walk21 is working with INTALInC to help create safer, more equitable and healthier lives for the poor in the world’s poorest cities by supporting decision makers and multi-disciplinary teams of experts to meet the needs of people walking. The project is called STEPs and focusses on developing the walkability of cities in the Global South.