Five counties to benefit from Sh56b transport money
SEE ALSO :Sh6b to improve facilities in schoolsMr. Macharia said there is a need for heavy investment in the urban transport system and a master plan, which involves safety on the roads, transport mobility, enforcement of traffic laws by public transport authority such as the use of speed governors, is compulsory. Under the urban transport system programme, the construction of a road from the airport to Westlands is already underway. Experts at the summit revealed that the Government has been advised to overhaul the transport network to address urbanisation transport challenges and improve the quality of transport for the residents of Nairobi and neighbouring counties. "Adoption of the right mobility options beyond rail and roads is necessary for sustainable cities in Kenya and other cities in African", said UN-Habitat executive director Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif. She said there is a need for the Government to address the missing links to encourage and enhance better connections, redistribution of traffic and decongesting of the streets and roads. Mr. Macharia said traffic congestion, accidents, pedestrian fatalities, filthy environment attributed to unworthy road vehicles are some of the challenges bought by urbanisation his ministry is trying to address. The World Bank and EU money will be used to ensure there is integration between footpaths and bicycle lanes with transport stops and stations.
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