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Rabat Urban Transport Master Plan
Rabat Urban Transport Master Plan
Ineco conducted an urban transport study in Morocco’s capital

More than 2.6 million inhabitants in 2020

More than 6,000 household surveys

More than 300,000 data generated



  • Rabat Urban Transport Master Plan
  • Rabat Urban Transport Master Plan
  • Rabat Urban Transport Master Plan
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The economic and social development of Rabat is impossible without a transport service that the population of the surrounding cities can access. In the Moroccan capital, Ineco conducted a study, funded by the Spanish government, which offers mobility solutions and development opportunities to a rapidly growing region. The objective is to contribute to the economic and social development of a region where most of the population does not have access to public transport. The aspiration of Rabat to become a modern capital that energises the country’s economy cannot be achieved without the development of the two surrounding cities, Salé and Temara –which together represent two thirds of the total population of the conurbation.

The Transport and Traffic of the Rabat-Salé-Temara Conurbation Master Plan design offers a comprehensive vision of transport, spatial planning and the socio-economic development of the region. The purpose of the project is to define the interventions that respond adequately to the mobility needs of the population by 2020, the year in which the population is predicted to increase from the current figure of 1.9 million people to 2.6 million. 


Data Sheet
Location: Morocco
Client: Government of Spain
Execution period: 2008
Market: Planning

Identification of citizens’ needs

Its comprehensive database and analysis of the current situation will allow identification of the future needs and investments in the town planning and transport sections, so that there is effective fulfilment of the economic, social and environmental development requirements of the region, thus reducing the social and territorial inequalities.

The great contrasts existing between the most developed sectors of the Royal City of Rabat and the marginalisation of the vast majority of the rest of the population, make it necessary, for the success of the proposals presented, to have a consensus with the administrations and increased awareness from the rulers when it comes to setting the priorities of the actions and showing their catalyst effect on the social, economic and human development of its inhabitants.

The main source of information from the study was the over 6,000 household surveys conducted throughout the study area and the over 300,000 pieces of data that determine urban mobility. It is the first time that this quantitative tool has been used in Rabat.