Kisumu to be a walking, cycling city to promote healthy lifestyle

Kisumu County Goverment is seeking to transform Kisumu from a motorised to a walking and cycling city to promote a healthy lifestyle.

The plan, Gov Nyong’o said , will also help decongest the city. Plans to construct new bus parks outside the CBD are underway.

Upon completion of bus parks in Otonglo, Mamboleo and Nyamasaria, public service vehicles will not be allowed access to the CBD. The building of the Sh99.8 million satellite bus park at Nyamasaria is ongoing. 

Only town service vehicles will be allowed to drop off and pick passengers.

Already, 20 electric motorbikes have been brought to Kisumu by the UN-Habitat to promote the non-motorised transport systems.

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy board member Meshack Kidenda said they have partnered with Kisumu to promote high-quality urban transport systems and policy solutions that make cities more liveable, equitable, and sustainable.