Transport modelling for Nairobi Metropolitan Area
Author(s): Sclar, Elliott
All authors:
Elliott SCLAR and many other contributors
Host organisation:
Smaller Projects Abstracts
Country: Kenya
Publication year: 2006
Published in:
2010
Research theme: Mobility and Access, Policy and Planning
Keywords:
Nairobi, transport and land-use policy reform, urban planning, spatial data, transport modeling
Type:
Final Report
Summary:
The purpose of this work was to create new tools to assess the transport and land‐use challenges, as well as to contribute to research on the larger land‐use and transportation policy dialogue in the Nairobi Metropolitan Region (NMR). Relieving stifling traffic congestion is a critical issue in Nairobi and while Kenya is heavily investing in roads in efforts to mitigate the problem, this research offers insights that can help broaden the thinking around improving the transport system in a more integrated, holistic manner. The research elements of the work evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the existing transport and land‐use situation as well as available data in the NMR. In line with its action research and strategic network approach, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) engaged several partners in the process of producing the various elements of the work (outlined below) as well as formally disseminating and discussing them with Nairobi stakeholders.
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