Non-Motorized Transport Corridor – Kampala, Uganda
Size: 1.5 kilometers
Key partner: Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)
WRI has collaborated with the Kampala Capital City Authority to increase the visibility and understanding of non-motorized transport (NMT) in the city and raise investment for additional NMT infrastructure.
In 2021, WRI completed a road safety inspection of a new NMT corridor that connects key areas of the city but was seeing poor usage and mixed reception. WRI experts worked with the city to create a two-part pilot program to enhance pedestrian and cycling safety, better enforce corridor rules, improve wayfinding, and secure parking.
Phase one of the tactical urbanism intervention included training local journalists on NMT infrastructure, renewing bicycle lane markings and holding an open streets event. WRI also conducted interviews about the NMT corridor’s impact on people’s perception of safety and knowledge of NMT generally.
Phase two aimed to promote NMT use, particularly cycling. WRI’s activities included installation of wayfinding signs with general information about NMT, 4 bike racks, 10 bike lane markings, 25 bike lane signs reminding users of the presence of the bike lane and no entry signs for motor vehicles along the NMT corridor. WRI also contributed to the implementing of a two-week bike share pilot program to evaluate public-private collaboration of supplying bike rental services.
Safer Streets with the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety is part of our WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.