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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Touba, Senegal


Senegal is located in the western part of Africa’s Sahel region and has a territory of 196,722 km². Senegal’s population is estimated at 15.3 million as of 2016. According to the latest population census conducted in 2013, 23% of the population lives in the Greater Dakar region (0.3% of the territory), and 40% lives in other urban areas1 Touba, the Muslim holy city founded by Shaykh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacké in 1887, is Senegal’s second largest urban site and the capital of the country’s powerul and popular Mouride order2. Since 1970, Touba has experienced a spectacular demographic growth from a small rural community of 30,000 inhabitants to a city with nearly 1 million inhabitants. Today, transport system in Touba is considered a real problem. A chaotic circulation with almost 15,000 carts on the roads is the principal cause of accidents, overloads and recurrent traffic jams. Outdated transport vehicles and a mediocre sector management system hasn’t followed its population growth and had hindered the development of this field. In order to address this issue, we propose to implement a BRT system (Bus Rapid Transit). It will improve the over-all performance of the urban passenger transport system in terms of quality, level of service, safety, and environmental efficiency.
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hal-01724369 , version 1 (06-03-2018)


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Maria-Patricia Barrezueta, Armelle Essane, Perceval Gaillard, Patrick Romano, Quentin Rousseau. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Touba, Senegal. 2018, pp.47-58. ⟨hal-01724369⟩
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