Today –Monday August 24, Kigali city has started implementing the car-free zone policy. Fidèle Ndayisaba, Kigali city mayor says that the move is all about decongesting the city as well as creating space for green areas.
Pedestrians walk through the car-free zone at KN 4 Avenue in the Central Business District Kigali.
Monday morning a few people enjoying the walk after the City of Kigali started implementing the policy.
The new directive came into effect on Monday.
Fidèle Ndayisaba, Kigali city mayor assured the business operators that the city engaged security agencies in the new move to guarantee people’s safety.
Automobiles take the left route to avoid the KN 4 Ave (Centenary House – Ecole Belge junction) which has been left for pedestrians.
Police block cars at Ecole Belge junction as pedestrians enjoy the free roads
Traffic jam affecting the adjacent roads after the KN 4 Avenue was closed off from automobiles
A traffic policeman guides traffic as he watches for the safety of pedestrians
The car-free zone and green transport policy is part of CoK’s master plan and will continue to cover other parts of the central business district.