New Category to Track Road Status in Nairobi!

Which roads have the worst accidents? the most traffic? the biggest potholes? And which roads are the smoothest? well-lit? un-flooded even after hours of rain?

These are important questions that many Nairobi drivers may instinctively be able to answer based on daily driving experience, but we would like to start keeping track of those exact issues here – the good and the bad.

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A road work team working on Waiyaki Way. via @ptahwyce

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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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