Nakuru City puts measures in place towards sustainable urban mobility

Nakuru City has prioritized the development of non-motorized transport infrastructure, including pedestrian and cycling lanes, for the 2024-25 financial year.

Supported by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in design works, the 10km project will be implemented within the five-year County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) for 2023-2027.

The city’s technical team, in partnership with ITDP, UN-HABITAT, UNEP, and Africa Research Institute, convened a workshop to share insights and develop a roadmap for the second phase.

They also assessed priority areas, including Mburu Gichua Road and Kenyatta Avenue to West Side Mall.

Building on lessons from the first phase, the team incorporated necessary components while exploring additional features to ensure an inclusive, safe, and resilient transport system.

Chief Officer of Housing and Urban Development, Architect Kamau Kuria, noted that this project would significantly improve residents’ quality of life, echoing Governor Susan Kihika’s commitment to sustainable urban mobility.

City Planner Mr. Macharia Thang’wa emphasized the importance of thorough planning and stakeholder involvement, remarking that this collaborative approach is crucial for the project’s success. Technical officers from the Department of Land and City team also joined the workshop.

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