With the support from UN-Habitat, ITDP is working to reclaim space for pedestrians in the town of Ruiru, Kenya. Relying heavily on a participatory process, the project held a stakeholders workshop to discuss the development of innovative street design scenarios in Ruiru. Key proposals from the workshop included the development of new social spaces, the provision of dedicated facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, the implementation of traffic calming measures, and public transport priority measures. These interventions are consistent with the recommendations of the Ruiru Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), developed by the County Government of Kiambu and the University of Nairobi Institute for Development Studies (IDS).
ITDP is also supporting the County to develop an urban transport policy that outlines how transport investments will be aligned with the county’s goal of transforming urban development and travel patterns by establishing a network of compact, pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods linked by high-quality public transport.