Motorists will not be allowed into streets of Kisumu on 26th November 2022.
This is as the county government plans to hold its second car free day in a bid to improve mobility in the city.
Through a public notice on Monday 11th November, the acting City Manager Abala Wanga said that the move will help showcase the different uses of the streets and the county’s mobility plan.
Members of the public are encouraged to use non-motorized transport on this day while motorists are advised to use alternative routes while accessing the Central Business DistrictKisumu City Manager
“The city management in its attempt to sensitize the public on different uses of streets intends to hold its second car free day,” read the notice in part.
The streets that will be affected include Jomo Kenyatta Highway, Awuor Otieno Road, Omolo Ogar Road and the Oginga Odinga Street.
During the event on the streets will be opened for exclusive access by pedestrians and cyclists.
“Members of the public are encouraged to use non-motorized transport on this day while motorists are advised to use alternative routes while accessing the Central Business District,” furthered the notice.
On Saturday, 11th December, 2021 Governor Nyong’o tested the viability of adopting car free days.
During the launch the Governor said the project will be piloted once every month before being fully rolled out.
The project was in partnership with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
The plan was to ensure that pedestrians and cyclists enjoy enhanced convenience and safety.