Penalosa Decries Nairobi's Vision of the Future

Nairobi planners are promoting a new vision of the African nation criss-crossed with superhighways. Enrique Penalosa visited Nairobi last week to try to persuade them to reverse course.

Penalosa promoted a vision of Nairobi as pedestrian-friendly, with dedicated lanes for public transit and bicycles.

"His vision may not appeal to Nairobi's elite, a tiny minority of the city's residents who can afford to drive their own vehicles, but makes perfect sense to the majority of the city's residents who walk to work or use public transport. According to this former mayor, there is no issue that is more political than that of transport. Transport systems determine whether public good prevails over private interest."

Full Story: Public spaces make our cities liveable, not superhighways

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