What is behind the making of a ‘Car Free Day’?

A Car Free Day is more than just closing a street and saying ‘No Cars Here Today.’ There has to be proper planning behind it with clear objectives. These may vary depending on the extent and frequency that the organizers want to hold the Car Free Day. Objectives mainly cover goals such as social integration, … Continue reading What is behind the making of a ‘Car Free Day’?

‘Car Free Day:’ Celebrating the Street as a Public Space

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

‘OTHERWISE?’ EPISODE 77: THE PROBLEM WITH OUR ROADS

On Monday, 12th November, 2018, commuters woke up to a matatu “strike” that saw fares rise to almost double (or even triple) what they normally are. The cause of the strike? The government’s declaration that it would once again begin enforcing the “Michuki Rules” commencing that day. Many were left stranded as matatus were pulled … Continue reading ‘OTHERWISE?’ EPISODE 77: THE PROBLEM WITH OUR ROADS