UN-Habitat’s Urban Electric Mobility Initiative

Transport is an enabler of economic activity and social connectivity, but it is also the second largest and one of the fastest growing energy end-use sectors, representing 23% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. The IPCC's synthesis report of 2 November 2014 says that reducing emissions is crucial for restricting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels .Transport is also a source of local air pollution. WHO estimates that in 2012, 3.7 million deaths were caused by outdoor air pollution.

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A104 BRT service plan officially submitted

A104 BRT service plan officially submitted December, ITDP submitted the final report for the service plan for the BRT on Nairobi's A104 highway, the first BRT system in Kenya. Five scenarios were tested comparing direct and trunk-feeder service scenarios on three different infrastructure scenarios. The optimal scenario featured direct services travelling on infrastructure extended from the A104 Highway into the central business district and onto the congested Langata Road. A report detailing the results were delivered to Kenya National Highways Authority and Kenya's Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the two agencies in charge of implementation. ITDP presented this service plan to the government in Nairobi and it was well received.

Addis Ababa to accomplish the Feasibility and Operational Planning Study for the 1st BRT corridor

The Addis Ababa Road and Transport Bureau (AARTB) has confirmed that the Feasibility and Operational Planning Study for the B2 BRT corridor (Wingate – Regional Bus Terminal – Gofa Gabriel) is due for completion; the consultant, Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System, is expected to deliver the final reports by January 2015.

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Towards a Smart Moving Kampala

In May 2013, Eng. Byabagambi the Minister of State for works, MoWT launched the national non-motorised transport (NMT) policy whose key elements were to increase the recognition of walking and cycling; planning, design and infrastructure provision; provide safe infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists; and, enforcement to enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Prior to the NMT policy launch, KCCA was already miles ahead after identifying a route for a pilot project notably Namirembe Road and Luwum Street initially which has now grown to include Speke Road and Shimoni Road connecting to city Square. Currently the design of this pilot is almost complete.

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Evolution of Urban Transport in Africa

Micro busSustainable Transport Africa (STA) participated in the United Nations Environmental Assembly in Conjunction with the Africa Sustainable Transport Forum (ASTF) from June 23rd to 27th, 2014 at the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Headquarters in Gigiri, Nairobi. STA organised a side event which was an exhibition entitled "the Evolution of Urban Transport in Africa - Moving Towards Sustainability".

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Youth Art Exhibition at ASTF Conference

Japheth NyamosiSustainable Transport Africa (STA) participated in the Africa Ministerial Conference at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi from 28th to 30th October 2014. STA assisted Africa Sustainable Transport Forum (ASTF) organise an art exhibition which showcased art works focusing on urban transport by children from Kibera slums in Nairobi.

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3-day Trainings for SUSTRAN on “Sustainable Urban Transport” successfully conducted in Addis Ababa, Kampala and Nairobi

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Jointly organized by UN-HABITAT and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ-SUTP) a 3-day training on „Sustainable Urban Transport" was successfully conducted in each of the capital cities of Ethiopia, Nairobi and Uganda. The trainings were part of the UN-HABITAT "Promoting Sustainable Transport Solutions for East African Cities" (GEF SUSTRAN) Project and took place in Nairobi from November 3-5, in Kampala from November 6-8 and in Addis Ababa from November 10-12. In Nairobi and Kampala, ITDP participated in the training, presenting on BRT service planning and infrastructure design as well as parking policy

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