KAMPALA Capital City Authority (KCCA) Manager communications and media relations Peter H. Kaujju has briefed us about the on-going painting of Non-motorised Transport (NMT) route along Namirembe Road saying it is the first road of this nature to promote non motorised transport in Uganda.
“The green cycle lane on Non motorised Transport beautifies our roads and the makes our city look better.” Said Mr. Kaujju.
He explained that, “Non-Motorised Transport Corridor – the redesign of the route once completed will create wider spaces for pedestrians & cyclists to facilitate inclusive access to all parts of the City by NMT users.”
HOW WILL THIS NMT CORRIDOR OPERATE
According to the contractors Stirling Civil Engineering Ltd, it is important to note that;
1. The NMT corridor (Entebbe Road through Luwum Street to Bakuli Junction) will not totally ban cars, taxis or buses from the entire route but will restrict them in certain sections of the route.
2. In certain sections of the route vehicles will be allowed only at certain hours for delivery of goods (late night and very early morning before 10 PM to 6 AM).
3. KCCA is planning to work with a vendor to provide bicycles or scooters for hire along this corridor, which has special bicycle lanes.
4. Route Guides and traffic signage will be displayed at junctions and along the route.
5. No street vendors, taxi touts or boda-boada will be allowed in this area. Only licensed businesses, buyers and citizens and guests of Kampala city will be allowed to operate in this area.
6. KCCA shall work with its enforcement team and Uganda Police Forces to ensure businesses operate smoothly and in accordance with set regulations.
7. We appeal to business owners, customers, vendors and residents of Kampala to support this initiative and protect all the street furniture, street lights, benches, and flowers, grass etc.