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20th March: Urban Dialogue – Equitable Street Space in the City

For the last few months, a group of creative experts, researchers, urban planners and designers have conducted studies on Implementing Creative Methodological Innovations for Inclusive Sustainable Transport Planning. The group focused on Luthuli Avenue and Ring Road Kilimani. After data collection, community engagements, dialogues and workshops, they will showcase the output which includes people driven … Continue reading 20th March: Urban Dialogue – Equitable Street Space in the City

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Can Everyday a be a ‘Car Free Day?’

The Government of Kenya recently announced plans to have a car free day in Nairobi Central Business District. The announcement led to a huge public outcry and its eventual  postponement.  The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) also went  ahead to sue the Transport ministry, the Nairobi County government and the Attorney-General. The LSK argued that the decision … Continue reading Can Everyday a be a ‘Car Free Day?’

What is behind the making of a ‘Car Free Day’?

A Car Free Day is more than just closing a street and saying ‘No Cars Here Today.’ There has to be proper planning behind it with clear objectives. These may vary depending on the extent and frequency that the organizers want to hold the Car Free Day. Objectives mainly cover goals such as social integration, … Continue reading What is behind the making of a ‘Car Free Day’?

‘Car Free Day:’ Celebrating the Street as a Public Space

What is a Car Free Day? ‘Car Free Days,’ in some places called Open Streets Days or Streets For All are regular initiatives or engagements where cities restrict access of motorized traffic on selected streets for a certain period of time. This was first done in Bogota in 1974 where it is known as Ciclovia. … Continue reading ‘Car Free Day:’ Celebrating the Street as a Public Space