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Growing Smarter: Sustainable Mobility in East Africa

As of: March 2020

Objective and activities

The project aims to deliver GHG reductions from the transport sector by promoting and improving public and non-motorized transport and urban planning principles in Ethiopia (under appraisal), Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, all of which have identified transport as a mitigation sector in their National Determined Contributions (NDCs). It supports the implementation of high quality mass rapid transit systems in Addis Ababa (under appraisal), Nairobi, Kigali, and Kampala and the expansion of the recently launched bus rapid transit system in Dar es Salaam. The project seeks to complement rapid transit through better access for pedestrians and cyclists, and regulations to facilitate the intensification of land uses along rapid transit corridors. It creates supportive policy frameworks at the city and national levels that will accelerate implementation through quality standards, improved financing, and other policy interventions.

State of implementation/results

  • Survey on travel demand on public transport services in greater Nairobi, Kenya that is the basis for a public transport service plan.
  • In Kenya, the project will engage to help coordinate the location of affordable housing to the public transportation goals within the Big 4 initiative (food security, healthcare, manufacturing and affordable housing).
  • Implementation of a feasibility study for Bus-Rapid-Transport (BRT) in Kigali, Ruwanda.
  • In Tanzania, the project reviewed plans for an extension of the Dar Rapid Transit (DART) BRT system and for walking and cycling improvements.

Project data

Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

Implementing organisation:
Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP)

Partner institution(s):
  • " Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, and Urban Development (MOTIHUD), Kenya"," Ministry of Works, Transport, and Communication, Tanzania"," Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT), Uganda"

BMU grant:
4.498.856,00 €

09/2018  till  08/2023


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