Traffic Alerts: Pope Francis In Kenya

By Anne Manza

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a.k.a. Pope Francis, is in town and his 3-day tour is expected to cause major traffic disruptions and congestion with hundreds of thousands of people expected to travel to Nairobi to meet him at different locations.

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Major Nairobi Roads To Be Closed This Friday Ahead of POTUS Visit

By Caleb Chuma

Update: July 24, 2015 9:00 AM

A more comprehensive update on roads has been issued by Inspector General @JBoinnet through his Twitter handle:

1. From Friday (24/7/15) to Sunday (26/7/15) from 1200 noon to 1400 hrs:

  • No access from Waiyaki Way to Chiromo past Westlands Roundabout
  • No entry/exit to/from Riverside
  • From Forest Road, no access to overpass onto Chiromo, blocked at Museum Hill
  • No access to Chiromo through University Roundabout
  • On Uhuru Highway from University Roundabout to JKIA closed from 1600 hours on both sides of dual carriage way inbound & outbound.

2. Saturday from 7:00 AM – 13:30 hrs:

  • Ojijo under/overpass, Forest Road/Limuru Road to UN Headquarters & back, blocked.
  • Bomb Blast area – 11:00 hrs; Haile Sellasie/Moi Avenue, Railways PSV terminus, cleared of motor vehicles. From Landhies blocked at Choo No. Nane.
  • Route from Bomb Blast area to State House & back to hotel closed and from hotel to State House and back closed intermittently between 1300 hrs to 2300 hrs.

3. Sunday from 8:00 AM to 17:00 hrs: 

  • Thika Super Highway closed both sides up to border with Kiambu County.

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The Dawn of Better Road Traffic Control

By James Adema

Source: @CaptainOpany  on Ma3Route
Source: @CaptainOpany on Ma3Route

How can Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) interface with traffic? When you think of technology and traffic, often you think of flying cars, or other out-of-this-world, crazy inventions. But sometimes all it takes to avoid traffic is just more information about the traffic and where it is! Several years ago, there were less traffic control platforms to monitor day-to-day road traffic activities and many people would blindly drive into traffic because they simply didn’t know there was traffic on that particular road.

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#KideroDrums Frustrating For Some, Notable Increase In Clear Roads For Others

Roundabouts BtB

Over the past 2 weeks, Kenya’s capital city has been in a tizzy over an attempt by the Nairobi County government to reduce the notoriously bad traffic congestion. Cement-filled containers were installed at the behest of Nairobi Governor, Dr. Evans Kidero, on April 3rd to block certain turns, especially at major roundabouts such as the Westlands Roundabout, Nyayo Stadium Roundabout, and the turn to Riverside Drive. This was done in the short-term as part of a strategy unveiled at the City Hall earlier this year meant to decongest Nairobi roads.

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