Stuck City: The traffic problem in Nairobi - Is congestion pricing the way out?

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, is one of the largest and most dynamic of Africa’s emerging cities. The city is known as the economic hub of the East African region playing host to anumber of major multinationals, multilateral institutions, locally run businesses and a rapidly growing population of over 4.6 million people. Yet, Nairobi is also known to have one of the highest levels of commuter pain in the world, with traffic congestion estimated to cost the city over $200 million a year. The Nairobi County Government has put in place various measures in an attempt to curb this high and growing cost to the city. However, the current and planned set of infrastructure-centric interventions miss the mark.

Are there more creative ways to address the traffic problem? Can we reimagine how we get Nairobi unstuck? Come and be part of the discussion.

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Start date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
End date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018