Car Free Days: Where do they happen? What is their impact?

Car Free Days, also known as Open Streets, Ciclovia, Sunday Streets or Make Sundays Special, provide opportunities to re-invent cities as people centric environments. Kampala held a Car Free Day in January 2019 along Luwum Street in the City Centre. It attracted several people who participated in activities including cycling, aerobics and touch rugby. Participants … Continue reading Car Free Days: Where do they happen? What is their impact?

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

Kenya Transport Research Network Forum – July 2018

The Kenya Transport Research Networks Forum was held on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at Kenyatta University. The focus of the forum was Road Safety. Constant Cap gave a presentation on behalf of Naipolitans, where he focused on how we can create a 'People Driven approach to Road Safety.' The discussion looked at local and global road … Continue reading Kenya Transport Research Network Forum – July 2018