The struggles of trecking all the way to Uhuru highway, Muthurwa Market, Ngara and Railways to catch a bodaboda will soon be put to rest as Nairobi County Government has identified six locations within the central business district where sheds will be constructed for use by bodaboda operators as pick-up and drop-off points.
Transport and Public Works executive, Hitan Madjevdia said the proposed locations are aimed at giving bodaboda operators a place to conduct their business without constraints and a smooth time as they carry out their daily endeavours. He said the move will help decongest traffic while easing challenges posed by bodaboda operators to motorists and pedestrians.
“Once passengers are dropped they will be able to easily walk to the CBD with those seeking to exit the CBD using the pick-up points to get a bodaboda ride,” he said.
At Nacico Chambers and Stage Market, a stage will be erected to serve passengers from Jogoo and Mombasa roads. Another will be at Ngara next to Kariorkor roundabout while Muthurwa market where up to 30 bodabodas will operate from, shelves will be constructed to keep passenger helmets and hair caps.
Globe roundabout shed will be for passengers who use Thika Road while one in Railways Club will be used by passengers coming from Upperhill area. Land Mawe (Bunyala Road) bodaboda shed will be for passengers plying Mombasa and Langata roads.
According to county officials said Wakulima Market will soon be renovated by rebuilding the pavements, improving internal roads as well as installing flash parking system.