Growing Smarter: Sustainable Mobility in East Africa
As of: July 2019
Objective and activities
Unprecedented growth in African cities is resulting in traffic congestion and uncontrolled sprawl, leading to rising GHG emissions, local air pollution, urban poverty, and climate vulnerabilities. The project aims to avoid this trajectory and deliver GHG reductions from the transport sector by promoting and improving public and non-motorized transport. The project will focus on Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, all of which mention transport as part of their NDCs. The project will implement “shift” strategies that introduce low carbon mobility options as well as “avoid” strategies that reduce the need for trips. The project will support the implementation of high quality mass rapid transit systems in Nairobi, Kigali, and Kampala and the expansion of the existing BRT 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.
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.