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Nairobi now collecting traffic data online

Africa: The Nairobi County government has launched a web portal that will help collect data on traffic flow and congestion in the city, with the aim of helping planners create a better management system. The digital transit map was developed by scholars from the University of Nairobi in partnership with Columbia University. The crowd sourcing initiative will allow residents of Nairobi to share their daily experiences and views on traffic flow. This data will in turn help the county government to device and implement new transport policies.

"Routes are being developed without clear thinking and that's why we have a lot of problem in the city,” said Nduva Muli, Transport Principal Secretary. With a good flow of traffic, the city will attract more investors,” said Evans Ondieki, County Executive, Public Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works.

Source: Alla Africa