We will prioritize footbridges when planning roads; we plan to get street vendors off the streets and all taxis back to the old taxi park
Members of parliament have tasked the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) with decongesting the Central Business District (CBD) by cutting out boda boda passengers and reducing public service vehicles.
“KCCA focuses more on road construction for automobiles and does not cater to pedestrians. They don’t take road safety into account at all, but we have so many accidents in this city. Prioritize road safety, especially walkways,” he said.
“Most of the drainage systems are open. Can we consider building trams on top of the Nakivubo canal so cars can be dropped off around the Kibuye roundabout so the CBD is left with limited traffic?
Hon Moses Kabuusu (FDC, Kyamuswa County) said delayed road repairs are another cause of traffic congestion in the city.
“When a road has a pothole and needs repair, they dig it up causing more damage and eventually the road is completely ruined. Why do you dig these potholes with no hope of filling them right away? I ask.
“We will prioritize footbridges when planning roads; we plan to get the street vendors off the streets and all the taxis back to the old taxi park,” he said.
“We will start by making sure that buses traveling within the country stop in areas outside of Kampala. For example, those from Gulu Expressway will stop at Bwaise, those from Masaka and Mbarara will stop at Natete, while those from Jinja will stop at Banda. We don’t need to buy land as there are designated parks in these areas,” he said.
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