Kenyatta Avenue before commencement of the works.

The streets of Nairobi have taken on a new shine after the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) embarked on the construction of Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) works at Kenyatta Avenue, Wabera and Muindi Mbingu streets.

Pedestrian walkways and cycle lanes have cropped up in the CBD starting from Moi Avenue, past Serena Hotel at the Integrity Centre junction. The Muindi Mbingu NMT moves from City Hall to University Way and the roundabout at the University of Nairobi.

NMS Director of Transport, Roads and Public Works Michael Ochieng to The Standard the project is a vital part of a decongestion strategy.

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Phase One runs along the Nairobi River from Donholm to Westlands to Eastlands and allows residents to walk or cycle into the CBD, Industrial Area and Westlands. Phase two will join Phase One at the city centre and runs to Lang'ata via railway city. Phase Three will start from the CBD to Ngara and goes all the way to Roysambu.

Here are photos of the transformation of the city centre: