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Nairobi’s Tom Mboya Street: User Friendly or Not?

City streets play a major function in urban life and economy. Dynamic Streets, like those within Central Business District areas that serve multiple users can at times be said to be the ‘life of a city.’ Nairobi’s Tom Mboya Street is a relevant example of this type of multi user street . Located at the […]

Countering the Increasing Energy Consumption in Growing Cities

Current global trends indicate that over 50% of the world’s human population lives in urban areas. Although the figure for the African continent is lower at  40%; its growth rate of 3.6 % is double the world’s average and the highest globally. Urban centres have greater requirements for the generation, distribution and consumption of energy […]

Kenya: Two Railway Lines Running Parallel on Different Gauges

One of the most ambitious projects on the African continent was the construction of the (Kenya) Uganda Railway Line. A British imperial project, it was later dubbed the ‘Lunatic Line.’   Passing through 5 different physical regions  comprising a variety of vegetative and climatic zones the line stretches from the coastal lowlands to the vast plateau, […]

Mi Teleférico: Worlds Highest Cable Car Transports over 42,000 people daily

The earliest known use of cable transit for passenger  transportation was in 250 B.C in South China. Though they have been used in European ski resorts for decades, it is only in the last few years that their use in urban centres has become widespread.   Last year (2014), the Bolivian Government launched what is […]

Cable Cars: Introducing the Likoni ‘Air-Line’ in Mombasa, Kenya

Transportation is the movement of people and goods from a point of origin to a destination. Several means can be employed; from the more popular cars and buses to bicycles, boats and even ferries. Over the last few decades Urban Centers have grown exponentially both in population size and surface area. Urban developers have realized […]

Moving Urban Dwellers through the Air to alleviate Traffic Congestion

Aerial Cable Transportation, or simply Cable Cars, are better known for their use at Alpine Ski resorts and in mountainous areas. However, their ability to transport thousands of people per hour has seen them emerge as an efficient, effective and reliable means of mass urban transport. The  idea of using Cable Cars in the urban […]

When the call to drive at 30 kph in Nairobi, Kenya is necessary!

Over 1.24 million people die and between 20 and 50 million are injured on the world’s roads annually. The largest portion of this burden is borne by those living in low and middle income countries. In Kenya, over 3000 people die annually on  the roads and nearly double that are injured. A large number of […]

Land use management in Nairobi, Kenya is key to reducing congestion.

Nairobi has a population of 3.5 million and a density of 4,850 people/Km2. This is low when compared to Lagos with 11 million people (18,500p/Km2) or Bogota with 7 million (13,500p/Km2). Estimates show that by 2025 there will be about 5.8 million people living in the city. Nairobi has to plan towards sustaining such a […]

Nairobi, Kenya: Neglect of NMT makes it less safe, less convenient and less attractive.

Cities are growing at alarming rates and consequently facing a variety of challenges such as traffic congestion, pollution,  pedestrian deaths and an increasing urban populace.

Nairobi, Kenya aims at Regularizing Unauthorized Structures

January 28, 2015, The collapse of a residential building on the 17th of December, 2014 in Makongeni and another one in Huruma on the night of the 4th of January 2015  has led to the Nairobi City County Government calling for an emergency recess to analyze and seek approval of the Nairobi City County Regularization […]

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