-The Nairobi Traffic and Transport System over the past few months has been unbearable.
–To fix the traffic menace, the County Government has scrapped off all the picking and drop off points, extends CBD to Eastleigh.
-The regulation is to come to effect from the 20th Sept 2017
During his manifesto launch, Mike Sonko promised to FIX Nairobi and get rid of the traffic challenge. This included:
1) Enforce Traffic Law & Regulation. Team up with national government to fully operationalize NAMATA Act 2017. Incentivize motorist & pedestrian discipline.
2) Block-pave, light-up & CCTV Pedestrian sidewalks along all roads in Nairobi.
3) Implement the Nairobi Metropolitan Traffic Decongestion Plan in the Central Business District.
The decongestion plan was to fix the following:
- Uni-directional traffic movement;
- Dedicated Bus routes & lanes;
- Removal of on-street parking;
- Increase multi-story & sunken car parks;
- Build four main Park & Ride Stations to serve private motorists along Thika Road, Mombasa Road, Ngong Road & Waiyaki Way.
- Designate specific Drop & Pick Up points for PSVs;
In this new development, the regulation only allows over 60 passengers standing vehicles to use roads within CBD.
The CBD will be expanded to include Westlands, Pangani, Eastleigh, Lusaka Road, Langata Road and Mbagathi Road