City Actions in Accra (Ghana)
Accra is the capital of Ghana, a country located in the Western region of Sub-Saharan Africa. The population of the city as at 2014 was estimated at 2.27 million people (World Population Review, 2018). With the population increasing at a rate of 4%, Accra is noted to be among the fastest urbanizing cities in Africa (Atlas of Urban Expansion, 2016).
Urban Transport in Accra
It is estimated that Accra alone hosts about 50% of the total registered vehicles nationwide numbering about 1,134,599 vehicles by 2017 (EPA, 2017). In Accra, most trips are made by private cars, taxis, mini-buses (called trotro) and buses; the latter three constituting the core of public transport services in the city. In recent times, there is an increase in the use of motorcycles and bicycles as a means of transporting goods and people. The use of motorcycles popularly called “Okada” constituted 8% of all modes of public transportation as at the year 2015 and has gained popularity though it is considered illegal (Graphiconline, 2018).