ASSESSMENT OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LAND USE AND TRAFFIC ALONG THE THIKA SUPERHIGHWAY, NAIROBI KENYA

ABSTRACT

The Thika Superhighway is perhaps the most massive infrastructural project in the East African region, save for perhaps the standard gauge railway (SGR) project.  It was anticipated by the business community, leading to the change of use of land along it, manifested in the development of malls and housing estates.  This land use change is continuing despite the road having been completed in February of the year 2012.  The road was built with the aim of easing the traffic congesion problem, but traffic congestion persists. This phenomenon has not been documented in this part of the world and the study aims at doing so.