Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has proposed car-free days on Wednesday and Saturday in the city centre starting on February 1 in a bid to ease congestion. Parking lots will be transformed into open-air markets where traders can sell their wares. In December 2018, Sonko banned Public Service Vehicles from entering the CBD, then suspended the ban after protests.
Sonko Missing in Action Amid Backlash Over Car-Free Days
Nairobi News, 29 January 2019
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has maintained a stubborn silence amidst the public uproar over the proposed car-free days scheduled to take effect this Friday. Read more »
An aerial view of the Kenyatta Avenue - Uhuru highway roundabout.
Car-Free Days a Farce Without Efficient Public Transport - Motorists
Capital FM, 29 January 2019
The Motorists Association of Kenya has strongly opposed the move by the Ministry of Transport to designate Wednesdays and Saturdays car-free days in the capital Nairobi. Read more »
Two Car-Free Days Planned for Nairobi
Capital FM, 28 January 2019
Wednesdays and Saturdays have been designated as car free days in Nairobi when vehicles will be barred from the Central Business District. Read more »
Nairobi Announces Car-Free Days as BRT Plan Shapes Up
Nation, 28 January 2019
Transport minister James Macharia has announced Wednesday and Saturday as the car-free days in Nairobi. Read more »
Nairobians Protest Plan for Car-Free Days in City Centre
Nairobi News, 28 January 2019
Nairobians have protested the proposal to have car-free days on Wednesday and Saturday in the city centre. Read more »
Nairobi Announces Car-Free Days to Tackle Congestion
Transport Secretary James Macharia has announced Wednesday and Saturday as car-free days in Nairobi's pilot programme. Read more »
Sources close to Governor Mike Sonko have told The Nation that the State House meeting came after a telephone conversation with "higher authorities". The decision came hours after ... Read more »
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said the proposal is part of a plan to address the problem of congestion and air pollution in Nairobi, while encouraging the use of ... Read more »
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