|Animation of BRT Corridor in Dar es Salam © ITDP|
In East Africa as in the rest of the continent, cities are expanding at unprecedented rates and are facing sustained population growth, rapid motorization rates, rapidly worsening traffic congestion, and thus decreasing mobility and increasing health problems.
The project “Promoting Sustainable Transport Solutions for East African Cities” aims to reduce growth in private motorized vehicles, thus reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions in the three capital cities of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya. The envisaged strategic response is to upgrade the public transport systems, implement improved non-motorized transport infrastructure (such as bicycle lanes and walkways) and apply travel demand management (e.g. parking reform) as well as other supporting policies.