Tuesday, August 09, 2005


I was just looking at the road system here and I am really impressed with what good planning can do.The interstates really do speed up things.Right now in Kenya there is a major problem with road congestion.It is now that it is hitting the government that the bomb is about to explode.With the dubai explosion of the 90s the car numbes expanded exponentially but unfortunately the road surface area did not.Also many roads are poorly maintained so that leads to traffic moving slowly.Millions even billions of shillings are lost via poorly maintained roads but the goernment seems to be dragging its feet on the issue.To add to this many road reserves were grabbed in the land grabbing mania of the late 90s so many are now occupied by buildings.
I once recall being stuck in a jam from Nairobi west to the South C mosque for 1 hour a distance that takes 15 minutes to walk.Let me not get started on jogoo road and thika road.Well at least players in the relevant industries were meeting today to come up with a plan of action let us see what they will come up with.

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