The DigitalTransport4Africa (DT4A) Webinar Series is a monthly webinar organized by WRI Africa and Global with DT4A consortium partners. The goal of the series is to facilitate knowledge exchange around public transport and data initiatives taking place in African cities and beyond, especially those undertaken by the consortium partners.
This month’s webinar will focus on Kisumu, Kenya, where residents experience significant challenges due to inadequate transportation facilities and services. In response to this issue, the city has recently adopted the Kisumu Sustainable Mobility Plan (KSMP) with a focus on improving accessibility by prioritizing walking, cycling, and public transportation. The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) conducted surveys and developed a public transport service plan, evaluating three potential scenarios for enhancing the city’s transportation system. The service plan envisages the introduction of 362 modern 25-seat buses that meet at least the Euro 4 standards, with the ultimate goal of transitioning to e-vehicles. The webinar will provide an opportunity to learn from the ITDP’s experience in this area.
Gabriel Gitau, Senior Associate, Transport Systems, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy