We know that expanding Thika Super highway didn’t end the jam. It didn’t. It’s a great road but people just bought more cars and flooded the f*cker. Common sense!
Why not learn from that experience?! How will 27.2 km of new road end the Lang’ata/Mombasa road jam? How??! IT WON’T! It simply won’t. That’s just waste of money.
Every person in East Africa knows that to end the jam you need light rail or BRT! Magufuli did it, the Ethiopians did it, they’ve even done it in Abuja Nigeria.
You need efficient public transport. In South Korea they built then demolished an elevated highway because it never solved the issue of jams! If you build good, clean light rail folks will leave their cars at home. Ama BRT. And build walkways, cycling avenues like in Vancouver. Anyway ni kama kuongelesha mawe. Wacha wakule 59 billion washibe.
Do u know Germany is a car manufacturer but most of their vehicles are exported to other countries especially third world nations. They don’t use/buy their vehicles coz the government encourages the use of public transport or cycling( cheki maneno). They have recently introduced the electronic e-bikes which people are starting to use in numbers.
Kenya and other 3rd world countries owning a car is kitu ya maana sana that uplifts yr status in society. SMH.
Have you done your research to find out whether the light rail in Addis or the BRT in Dar ended their jams?
Also, have you done your research to find out whether the new expressway from JKIA has provisions for a dedicated bus lane?
Travel a bit, and you will find that even in New York there are traffic jams.
You need a combination of roads and rail to deal with that. One does not solve everything.