Damn That Jam!
Nairobi is currently undergoing major road constructions in order to update its infrastructure network. The new system of roads would cut the outrageous traffic level caused by the inability of the current infrastructure to cope with the economic growth.
It is a major component of Kenya's Vision 2030 and Nairobi Metropoli’s plans.
Although this is a wonderful vision, it still lies in the future. Currently we have the situation of heavy rain that flushes the roads and creates huge damages, daily several hours spent in transport to work and school and undependable bus schedules.
Research has shown that amongst all big cities in the world, the Nairobians are in the top when in comes to travelling time to and from work or school. In addition there are dangers related to walking and biking in the city and the estimated cost of people caught up in traffic jam every day is a tremendous Ksh 37 billion annually. This is estimated from the loss of man-hours, fuel costs and pollution.
Whereas Nairobi was designed half a century ago for a population of half a million people, today there are app. 3.1 million citizens. The infrastructure and development of roads is not growing in the same paste, leading to a huge challenge in making the traffic run smooth in the everyday life of Nairobians.
So, what can you and I do about this right now?
How can we make moving around Nairobi easier, sweeter and better?
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