The Nairobi Expressway audit

In 2019, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) initiated improvements of the A8 corridor from Mlolongo to James Gichuru through the construction of the Nairobi Expressway, a 26.8 km four-lane toll road. The toll road is now open to vehicle traffic. The Expressway has had a significant impact on non-motorised transport (NMT) and public transport access along the A8 corridor, which traverses key commercial, residential, and industrial districts in Nairobi. To identify opportunities to improve walking, cycling facilities and public transport facilities along the A8 corridor, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) conducted a comprehensive NMT audit in collaboration with officials from Nairobi City County (NCC), Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NaMATA), and KeNHA. Participants observed the impact of the Nairobi Expressway on public transport, pedestrian, and cyclist movement. This report gives an overview of the existing NMT and public transport facilities along the Expressway and provides feedback on how to improve the facilities


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