Kisumu city county government plans to relocate motorists from the CBD and have a car-free day if the motion is accepted by the assembly.
According to Kisumu Governor, Anyang’ Nyong’o, the CBD should be transformed into a non-motorized area that will provide ease of access to pedestrians and cyclists. Nyong’o also says that the plan will ensure safety and convenience for the pedestrians and cyclists.
Major streets of the city will be redesigned while the Central Business District (CBD) will be free from motor vehicles. In addition, the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Street will be one-way and the parking bays will relocate to the back street of the city.
The plans for the refurbishment of the city were made known during the launch of the Kisumu Car Free Day and the Sustainable Mobility Plan. This project will be done once every month before they fully implement it.
Furthermore, the Kisumu City Manager, Abala Wanga, says the CBD will be a place for walking and shopping. Wanga also says that vehicles that enter through Oginga Odinga Street will have 15 minutes to allow passengers to alight then they pack at the rear street side.
Moreover, Wanga says that the Ang’awa Street and Jomo Kenyatta Avenue will be remodeled to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Triangle.
Vehicles that will take up more than the 15 minutes for allowing passengers to alight will be clamped. Additionally, from 30, March 2021, no Public Service Vehicle (PSV) will be allowed in the CBD.
In due course, Kisumu bus stage will relocate to Nyamasaria by the end of the year and parking spots for tuk tuk and motorcycles will be built.
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