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There are also other challenges and critiques of the NMT approach which are methodological, in its extending of the transport engineering approaches of city-scale transport projects down to the pedestrian and architectural scales of neighbourhoods, which it cannot meaningfully engage. The role assigned to the design and spatial-focused disciplines in the process to implementation level only is also highly prescriptive of this expertise. This all has implications particularly for the poor. Though the NMT Framework acknowledges that “it is likely that informal businesses will benefit from an increase in passing trade on foot and bicycle,” besides employment directly related to NMT (construction, security, and bicycle repairs), no provision whatsoever on a policy level has been made toward catalysing local economic opportunity (fig. 2). Similarly, waste reclaimers (“trolley p...

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