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Urban Mobility

Targets & Initiatives for Urban Mobility

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“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.

Target 1

Reduce congestion by at least 50% in five locations by 2022 (Congo Cross, Eastern Police, Lumley/Juba, Wilberforce/Bottom Mango, and Wellington/PMB Junction)

Initiative 1

Lead

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Description

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

Initiative 2

Lead

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Description

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

Target 2

Increase public awareness and understanding of traffic and road safety by at least 50% by 2022

Initiative 1

Lead

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Description

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

Initiative 2

Lead

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Description

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.

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“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