MCA wants U-turn points increased on Nairobi roads to ease traffic jam

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 16:08 | By
A matatu driver making an illegal U-turn along Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi. [Photo: Courtesy].

A member of the Nairobi County Assembly has proposed the modification of county roads to help reduce traffic build-up.

Nominated MCA Kabiro Mbugua has drafted a motion proposing an increase of U-turns on the roads under the mandate of the county administration.

He said that this will ease traffic congestion and reduce recklessness by motorists who make illegal U-turns to beat traffic.

“Most County roads have limited marked U-turns, which have led to illegal use of pedestrian walkways and unmarked areas along various County roads as U-turn points by motorists. This has led to increased traffic congestion and accidents including deaths to pedestrians” Mbugua stated.

He also observed that there are some places within the city center where motorists are forced to cover longer distances to get to a U-turn. He noted that this leads to the consumption of extra fuel.

“The County Executive in conjunction with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services should undertake an audit of county roads with a view to increasing the U-turn points where necessary," he said.

He also asked the county to ensure that existing county roads are rehabilitated.

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