What is a Car Free Day? ‘Car Free Days,’ in some places called Open Streets Days or Streets For All are regular initiatives or engagements where cities restrict access of motorized traffic on selected streets for a certain period of time. This was first done in Bogota in 1974 where it is known as Ciclovia. … Continue reading ‘Car Free Day:’ Celebrating the Street as a Public Space
Vehicles have dictated the direction urban planning has taken in many cities for over fifty years. Its only recently that cities are realizing that we cannot continue choking ourselves and planning everything around cars. Congestion, Pollution, Selfishness, Safety and non compliance to basic rules are some of the challenges cities face with personal vehicles. These … Continue reading icmiist: Do we plan our Cities too much for Cars?
Pedestrians: Over 50% of Nairobians walk to work but the city lacks comprehensive pedestrian infrastructure. The images taken here display how pedestrian walkways have literally been taken over by vehicles and informal vendors. In some places, the infrastructure does not even exist. However, all is not negative, Vendors in other areas have set up their … Continue reading icmiist: The Agony of the Nairobi Pedestrian
Public Service Vehicles in Nairobi are said to be highly unregulated though within their set-up they have internal mechanisms to ensure order and service to their clients. PSVs have also brought a new angle towards Transit Oriented Development at a smaller scale by attracting several informal businesses around their major hubs. Here we see umbrella … Continue reading icmiist: Pictures that tell us about the Matatu Sector!
Implementing Creative Methodological Innovations for Inclusive Sustainable Transport Planning (i-CMiiST) takes you through a photographic journey of bodaboda riders along Ring Road Kilimani. With no facilities, they are forced to park on medias, and pavements as they wait for their clients. &amp;lt;span class="mce_SELRES_start" style="width: 0px; line-height: 0; overflow: hidden; display: inline-block;" data-mce-type="bookmark"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;