Futuristic transport plan for Windhoek

Namibia’s capital Windhoek is close to finalising a futuristic transport master plan, focusing on safety, aesthetic and environmental concerns, as well as traffic efficiency by integrating the road network of the capital, including surrounding regions and the international airport.

The Sustainable Urban Transport Master Plan is a collaborative effort between the City of Windhoek and the Namibian Government, and is being conducted with the assistance of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The plan is expected to produce a clear and realistic vision for the development of a sustainable urban transport system for the next 20 years. According to the city’s website, within twenty years Windhoek would have to cater for the mobility needs of close to one million people.

A key condition of the plan is to ensure developers wishing to set up businesses in the CBD would need to make provision for parking spaces for both employees and the general public.

The master plan has been sent to the city’s management for consideration, and it is expected that a final draft plan would be ready by the end of May.

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