Smart and Safe Kenya Transport (SMARTTRANS)

The Kenyan government and the World Bank started the smarTTrans collaboration to develop data, analytics, and evidence to improve the country’s road safety and transport policy. This joint effort is supported by the Kenyan ministries, departments, and agencies in the transport sector, as well as by development partners, and aims to test innovations using data, analytics, and experiments to support more effective transport policies. The first focus of this collaboration, chosen in 2018 by these actors, is to significantly improve road safety. The strategy adopted is to: (1) invest in innovative ways of collecting high-frequency, real-time data, (2) understand the local constraints to road safety, and (3) experiment with behavioral, infrastructure and institutional approaches to improve road safety. To this end, smarTTrans aims to (a) build a pilot interactive data platform for road safety and urban mobility, with particular attention to advancing a measurement framework that brings together data on crashes and victims; (b) identify blackspots (delimited locations with the highest number of crashes or crash outcomes); (c) identify risk factors and characteristics of blackspots; and (d) evaluate interventions to improve road safety and urban mobility. This brief outlines smarTTrans early results and outputs from ongoing research including: the development of a Nairobi crash map; Nairobi blackspot identification; and risk factors associated with blackspots.


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  • Accession Number: 01734825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 143721
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2020 9:20AM