Targets & Initiatives for Urban Mobility
“I was and I am very impressed with the spirit of collaboration exhibited by the Mayor to ensure that Council works with central Government to achieve the goal of making Freetown a better place. “
Hindolo Shiaka, Director Ministry of Transport and Aviation.
Reduce congestion by at least 50% in five locations by 2022 (Congo Cross, Eastern Police, Lumley/Juba, Wilberforce/Bottom Mango, and Wellington/PMB Junction)
Eliminate parking and street trading at the identified locations, by
- Conduct a journey time survey study at identified junction locations during the peak traffic hours.
- Improve provision of dedicated public transport stops near identified locations
- Identify sites suitable for markets for street traders to be re-located to
- Ensure effective parking enforcement at key specified locations and routes
- Ensure clear and unambiguous road signage at key locations
Work with Ministry of Transport and Aviation to set up a single regulatory authority for urban mobility, by
- Undertake a study of the current governance arrangements for transport related activity across central and local government.
- Consolidate responsibility for public transportation along fixed routes under a single regulatory authority
Increase public awareness and understanding of traffic and road safety by at least 50% by 2022
Introduce, upgrade and maintain adequate and appropriate road signage and markings, by
- Junction marking (no Entry until road ahead is clear)
- Enforcement of penalty point system already in the law books.
- Erection of road signs and markings and enforcement.
- Every driver to take and pass a theory and practical drivers test by December 2019 before issuing drivers license
Work with SLRSA to expand road safety campaigns in communities, targeting drivers and school children, by
- Introduce the concept of public awareness in school curriculum and do more publicity on radio.
- Introduction of road safety messages in school curriculum.
“Transforming Freetown is a monumental but achievable task and FFC has made a good start. The challenges are complex and systemic and so require the sort of focused, integrated, consultative, collaborative and results based approach that has been adopted by FFC’s Transform Freetown. Let us all get behind it!”
Wilben Short , CTI Ltd