African pedestrians challenge.

African cities are largely inaccessible and unsafe for pedestrians because urban planners typically ignore their needs, a new study suggests. Urban development researchers focused on Ghana’s Accra New Town and Dome areas for the study. They found that policies and municipal plans pay little attention to how walking can be made a pleasant experience. This is despite statistics showing that more than 70% of Africa’s urban population walk daily to their various destinations. The study — which drew on researchfrom Nigeria, Kenya, and Sierra Leone — recommended that city planners work with residents to come up with solutions to make urban neighborhoods safer and more navigable for pedestrians.