Nairobi, Kenya

2012 challenge

The city of Nairobi has made considerable ongoing investments in underlying roadway infrastructure. Building on this work, the IBM team provided a cohesive framework and roadmap to improve the flow of road traffic and increase transportation sector revenues. These recommendations make more informed transportation decisions possible by increasing the availability of traffic information to citizens, motorists, police, policymakers and planners. The blueprint presented by the IBM team also includes suggestions for using available technologies like mobile phones, sensors, and closed-circuit television, to more automatically pinpoint traffic issues. In the recommended plan, parking and licensing would also be digitized and automated, thereby streamlining bureaucratic processes and increasing citizen satisfaction. To enact these recommendations, the plan prescribes enhanced collaboration between various transport bodies.