Car-free day in Douala (Cameroon): a great success!
On November 24th, the Urban Community of Douala organised its first car-free day called “the Street for All”.
This historical day was the achievement of a whole week of intensive work from the Douala Urban Community team as well as from MobiliseYourCity partners who assisted the municipality in the elaboration of its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). Different scenarios to improve urban mobility in the city and make it more accessible, integrated and sustainable were submitted.
The initiative contributed to make the population more sensible to the urban mobility stakes through different activities and stands: opening with a bicycle parade in which the Government Delegate participated, presentation to the participants of mobility scenarios and of the main SUMP ambitions and orientations to come, road safety stand, Red Cross, playground…
In view of on the one hand the success of the car-free day and on the other hand the stakes for his city and the population of Douala, the Government Delegate wishes to reiterate the initiative, in particular for the Douala SUMP delivery in the end of the first quarter 2019.
Featured image: family picture in presence of the Douala Government Delegate and Prefect representatives, Governor representatives, Bordeaux Metropole representatives and CODATU.