Mobility

The free movement of people and goods throughout the geographical extent of the city is key to urban performance. Thus, the ANAM transportation design combines a rational street and neighborhood layout, informed by environmental constraints, with the goal of continually expanding mobility for all. It builds on the existing values and habits of the Anam people whose children run safely in their neighborhoods, farmers navigate rivers to market, and masquerades dance through streets.

Reflecting the principle – building for efficiency, designing for people – a multi-modal street network will address the unified community desire for a city with excellent mobility with priorities of:

Navigability: urban layout is easy to understand and navigate.
Hierarchy: a hierarchy of transportation that begins with pedestrians.
TOD: Transit-Oriented Development organized around programmatic and high use nodes.

The main strategies are therefore to use redundancy in a connected system of streets and waterways for maximum efficiency of the range of modes including:

  • PEDESTRIAN systems and infrastructure
  • NON-MOTORIZED MODES OF TRANSPORT such as bicycles
  • MARINE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS for docks and boating to move goods and people
  • PUBLIC AND PARA TRANSIT that provides systems for transporting groups around the city efficiently and in a cost effective manner
  • MOTORIZED AND PRIVATE VEHICLES and sufficient parking facilities
  • TRUCK AND GOODS MOVEMENT to support economic growth and job creation.

Dr. Aloy
Anam City is a dynamic model for sustainable development that balances ecology with economic growth, delivers world-class quality of life across generations and leverages technology within the African culture of collective progress. The new city project is a collective effort of the greater Anam community in partnership with the Chife Foundation.