The government has announced that Nairobi will be car-free on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting February 1.
Transport PS Paul Maringa on Monday said there will be dedicated parking in Uhuru Park and Railways as no car will be allowed within the CBD during these two days.
Maringa said during the set days, hawkers will be allowed to sell their wares.
The PS said this will generate Sh39.5 million daily revenue to the government from over 100,000 hawkers.
Maringa said the move which is a pilot program, will employ many, generating Sh 3.8 billion annually.
“The pilot stage is starting off with Moi Avenue, Harambee Avenue, Taifa Road, City hall and Mama Ngina Street,” Maringa said.
He said the exercise will be fully done in Kenyatta Avenue, University way, Moi Avenue and Haile Selassie, before going to Westlands.
The PS said they have also explored staggering working hours for city residents.
Over 5,000 stalls will be erected during the pilot program at CBD.
Transport CS James Macharia at the same time announced the much awaited Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system will begin next month.
He said the first batch of 64 BRT buses is ready for shipping from South Africa.