Part of: Toward Efficient Informal Urban Transit

The Market Share of Informal Transit Ranges from 8 to 100 Percent

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  • Of road-based public transport systems, informal services had a market share ranging from 8 percent in Cotonou, Benin to 100 percent in Kampala, Uganda, in a survey of the developing country cities listed below.  
  • The market share is significantly higher in many Sub-Saharan and some Latin American cites, and lower in Asian cities where private bicycles and motorcycles are prevalent.

Market Share of Informal Transit in 30 Cities​

Note: Depending on how paratransit system is defined for each city, the percentage will vary. Adapted from Behrens, McCormick, & Mfinanga, 2015 and Salazar, 2015.