Nairobi has the second fastest growing population in Africa and an increasing problem with heavy traffic. In the following years, problems with extreme traffic jams will exacerbate unless traffic is relieved. The global objective of this project is therefore 'improved efficiency, inclusivity and sustainability of urban mobility in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area'.
One way to relieve traffic, and thereby increase livability in the large city, is implementing a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system. Implementing a BRT system is a step towards the national 2030 vision to ‘transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment.’ Ramboll’s task is to enable the Kenyan Government to implement this solution.
The assignment has a wide scope and will include tasks such as critically reviewing the detailed design, optimizing the construction costs of the project, improving the environmental and social impact assessment, and preparing an implementation programme.
“The project offers a complexity and a size which you do not see that much in developing countries. Africa is an interesting and diverse continent with a lot of challenges, which Ramboll is uniquely capable of tackling because of our wide range of expertise areas. Thus, these types of projects are a great opportunity for Ramboll to gain insight in this type of market and get a useful reference for future projects,” says project director Hinrich Brümmer, Ramboll.
The assignment is being led by Ramboll’s Team Mobility & Rail in Berlin together with colleagues in Norway and South Africa, drawing on the experience from similar projects in the past.