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Motorists will soon have limited access to on-street parking in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) as focus shifts to provision of pedestrian and cycling lanes.
This will see most on-street parking spaces in the city centre reduced in favour of multi-storey (silo) and sunken car parks.
The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has already embarked on a strategy to slowly phase out on-street parking in favour of non-motorised transport (NMT) system as part of wider plans to decongest the capital.
The plan has seen the development of non-motorised transport along Kenyatta Avenue, Wabera and Muindi Mbingu Streets incorporating construction of pedestrian walkways and cycling lanes.
The project has massively reduced parking slots along the three streets as well as Kimathi, Koinange and Banda Streets.
NMS Director of Transport, Roads and Public Works Engineer Michael Ochieng said in June that the Major General Mohammed Badi-led office intends to do more than 100 kilometres of NMT in Nairobi within a year.
This will see overreliance on motorised transport reduced with residents encouraged to either walk or cycle to the city centre.