Surprise!

Sometimes life brings surprises. Two such surprises came to me last week when conducting a Google search to see if this blog would be in the top ten results (using the search term = “Lusaka public transport”). Well, unfortunately this blog has not yet seen enough traffic to capture Google’s attention. Conversely, the search did…

Nuts and Bolts

I have begun to map the routes that I know well using GoogleMaps and OpenStreetMap. Although it is fun to see the early products (amid a steep learning curve!), I am not yet ready to link them for a wide audience. If you would like a sneak preview, please communicate with me using the “reply”…

Picking up passengers…or drivers?

Even though it has only been live for a few days, this project has already been able to collect a number of responses from interested blog readers. Most of these have come in the form of questions, which I will address below as they are likely of common interest. Some of the responses are offers…

Starting off…

Life in Lusaka can be terribly isolating. For this we can blame a lack of decent transportation options. OK, maybe the reason is not transportation options in isolation: the urban form and safety concerns make living a walkable lifestyle essentially unfeasible, if not simply undesirable, for most of the people who would be reading this…