Implication of motorized transport to a mixed use residential area: Case study of Eastleigh

This report examines how various land use factors which include roadway connectivity, mix, regional accessibility and densities affect NMT in Eastleigh Nairobi. This information is analyzed and used in the recommendation for planning interventions to aid in a well integrated transport system with the current developments in the area.

This study was situated in Eastleigh a suburb of Nairobi which is currently a mixed use residential area, and it faces several planning issues and transport is one of them. In this Transport is considered as a lubricant to economic growth and it takes up 25%of the total land for any land use. The report aimed at discussing the importance of the means of transport with a bias to NMT. It highlights the different means within the NMT, their advantages and also the limitations. Facilities that support them are also studied according to the demand.

It aimed at studying the implications of rapid development of the area in relation to the provision of NMT facilities, the competition for the limited space and stakeholders that are involved. The case was due to the neglect and poor maintenance of the available facilities. The report targets to bring out the relationship of development and NMT facility provision and the conflict between them. It outlines the causes and indicators of the conflict and possible interventions that would lead to a well integrated transport system with the development.

The report is divided into five chapters namely; introduction, literature review, background of the study area, findings and recommendation. Introduction gives the background of the topic, the research problem, objectives and research justifications. Chapter two outlines relevant reading materials, the policies, legal framework and the supporting institutions in the provision of NMT facilities. Methodology outlines how the research was carried out, instruments used and how the data was analyzed. The last two chapters discuss the findings and the recommendations that were proposed.


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