Cycling Cities: The African Experience

We are pleased to announce the new research-publication project Cycling Cities: The African Experience spearheaded by Njogu Morgan (Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa/University College London), Yusuf Madugu (Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria), and Ruth Oldenziel (TU Eindhoven).  The research and publication will be of interest to scholars, students, policymakers, and others. Like the companion, Cycling Cities: The European Experience, this will be an edited book containing 16 case studies from all regions of the African continent.
Aba, Nigeria – Uche Uwaezuoke Okonkwo
Bamako, Mali – Issa Fofana, Issa Togola
Cairo, Egypt – Nourhan Abdelghaffar, Carine Khalil, Ranya Ayman Lotfyl
Cape Town, South Africa – Phano Liphoto, Siddique Motala, Marianne Vanderschuren
Chipata, Zambia – Chris Chirwa, Emmanuel Kamuna
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Frank Edward
Douala, Cameroon – Salifou Ndam, Patrick Rérat
Gulu, Uganda – Patrick Otim
Johannesburg, South Africa – Njogu Morgan
Kampala, Uganda – Tom Courtright
Kano, Nigeria – Yusuf Madugu
Kisumu, Kenya – Jethron Ayumba Akallah
Maputo, Mozambique – Classio Joao Mendiate, Eduardo Pelembe
Mzuzu, Malawi – Dennis Mwanyanja Mwiba
Nairobi, Kenya – Dorcas Nthoki Nyamai
Tamale, Ghana – Samuel Ntewusu, Sabine Luning
Zomba, Malawi – David Drengk

Research, writing, presentation will take place 2022-2023: research group meetings in Accra (Sept 26-29, 2022), Johannesburg (November 2022), Dar Es Salaam (January 2023), Long Beach (October 2023).  The next workshop is planned for Tamale, Ghana (June 4-8, 2024). The expected publication date is May 2025.

Want to join? Please, contact Njogu Morgan njogu.morgan(at)

Cycling Cities: The African Experience is made possible by
The African Urban Mobilities: Past, Present and Future Network with support from the University of Witswatersrand, History Workshop, South Africa, University College London Urban Laboratory; History Department, Bayero University, Nigeria, TU Darmstadt, Eindhoven University of Technology, TIS History Lab, and History of Technology Foundation (SHT) with support from VREF and in collaboration with NUKU studio Tamale, Ghana and CAMOC.