Matatu Menace

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Chief Lister
Ule jaro soldier Badi amesema matatu hazitaingia Nairobi CBD from November, watu wajitayarishe kutembea sasa. Ama ni kununua baiskeli.
Hii upuzi hutoka wapi lakini? It`s going to be chaos na ule chokosh sonkoree asema ni yeye alileta wa kwanza and so should be credited with the idea. Is there a lasting, feasible solution to this?
 

Nameless

Chief Lister
I don't know if people in the NMS understands the volume of matatu traffic that pours everyday from Thika Road alone. Once you get this data, you link with the size of termini which i guess is less than 2 acres. Thats a small space for thousands of matatus that come in. The turn around time for matatus cannot be determined, what we know is they only leave the termini when they are full, so that tells you the scenario and likelihood of chaos. The exit and entry is another factor, again too small. Lets brace for a mega traffic snarl up.
 

Kasaman

Chief Lister
Ule jaro soldier Badi amesema matatu hazitaingia Nairobi CBD from November, watu wajitayarishe kutembea sasa. Ama ni kununua baiskeli.
Hii upuzi hutoka wapi lakini? It`s going to be chaos na ule chokosh sonkoree asema ni yeye alileta wa kwanza and so should be credited with the idea. Is there a lasting, feasible solution to this?
He's not the first one to come with such ideas !
 

Internet

Chief Lister
Nairobi does not look like a capital city people would want to visit because of traffic problem. And if investors stay away from Nairobi they will just invest in other places.
 

neloangelo

Elder Lister
A few years back there was a live example of what happens when matatus are banned from cbd. But since our leaders and planning are like water and oil the same foolishness will continue.
 

nakujua

Elder Lister
hapa I think it should be the other way round, try to minimize entry of private cars into the CBD and increase the matatus
 

DeepInYourMind

Elder Lister
I don't know if people in the NMS understands the volume of matatu traffic that pours everyday from Thika Road alone. Once you get this data, you link with the size of termini which i guess is less than 2 acres. Thats a small space for thousands of matatus that come in. The turn around time for matatus cannot be determined, what we know is they only leave the termini when they are full, so that tells you the scenario and likelihood of chaos. The exit and entry is another factor, again too small. Lets brace for a mega traffic snarl up.
Something needs to happen to manage Nairobi traffic and maintaining status quo is not it. I am for gradually phasing out matatus for more organized public transport.

Private cars are easy to manage in cbd, simply raise parking fee
 

Makhalanganga

Elder Lister
I don't know if people in the NMS understands the volume of matatu traffic that pours everyday from Thika Road alone. Once you get this data, you link with the size of termini which i guess is less than 2 acres. Thats a small space for thousands of matatus that come in. The turn around time for matatus cannot be determined, what we know is they only leave the termini when they are full, so that tells you the scenario and likelihood of chaos. The exit and entry is another factor, again too small. Lets brace for a mega traffic snarl up.
Shida ya Nairobi ni stationary vehicles. In functional cities, vehicles are always on the move unless kama wanaingia underground or above ground parking.
 

shocks

Chief Lister
Ugui mutheri. Private vehicles are the problem. Sasa he'll let the majority suffer yet let the minority private vehicles' owners enjoy nairobi free traffic.
Although I agree there are way more private vehicles than matatus in the city, down town streets matatus ndio shida, kutoka kencom na ambassadeur, ni jam ya matatu tupu na matatu blocking roads. Kwanza intersection kama koja roundabout, matatu shida tupu. Ongeza price ya private vehicles coming to town and on street parking, then nyorosha matatu such that hakuna kuingia town kungoja watu. Pita moi avenue na tom mboya uone hundreds of matatu just waiting on the streets, wafikiwe wabebe. Hizo buildings zote za down town zile hazina tenants shida ni moja ,matatus blocking the streets
 
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