There is a new addition to the Global Transport Publication Series - 'Benin, Social Roads' by Felicien Amakpe
In African countries, often the accidents which occur on roads and railway lines have nothing to do with transport itself. They are much more related to the social and commercial activities which the local population carry out on or next to the transport facility. In rural areas inin sub-Saharan Africa the non-transport activities which are carried out on or next to the road/railway are easily apparent. For example, herds of cattle, goats or pigs graze next to the road and present a safety hazard. This document describes in words and pictures some of the "social uses" - including rural economic uses - which transport corridors are put to in Benin.
The author of the document is Mr. Felicien Amakpe, who is a Benin citizen and an agronomics engineer.
38 pages including covers, 35+ photos. PDF A4 landscape layout. Version 1.03, January 2008 (English).
Available online here: http://www.lulu.com/content/2032437
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