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Detail of GEF Project #2014

GEF Project ID2014
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameIncorporating Non-Motorized (NMT) Transport Facilities in the City of Gaborone
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program11
PDF-A Approval Date2003-01-10
Approval Date2005-05-24
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-09-05
Project Completion Date2010-06-30
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyMinistry of Local Government - Gaborone City Council
DescriptionThis project is aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in the urban transport sector by enhancing a modal shift from motorized transport to non-motorized transport. This shift will occur through the construction of a safe and convenient network of pedestrian and cycling pathways and related infrastructure for bicycles, a promotion and communication/public awareness campaign and a review of the policy and legal framework. The project also addresses institutional and information/awareness barriers that currently limit the use of NMT modes of transport, particularly cycling, which is not widely used in the cities/towns of Botswana. Other barriers to be addressed include cultural perceptions and financial barriers (related to access to bicycles) that prevent greater use of NMT modes of transport in cities/towns. A new safe and convenient infrastructure, besides enhancing interest in walking and cycling, is aimed at: - increasing safety for all road users; - improving accessibility to transport particularly for the low income, school children and disadvantaged groups; - reducing traffic congestion in cities; and - reducing environmental costs (air, noise and lead pollution) of transport in cities.
Implementation StatusImplementation of the project commenced in September 2006, with the recruitment of the Project Manager. The inception phase was successfully completed in December 2006 and the project has started activities related to sensitization and promotion of cycling and walking as cheapest and more sustainable modes of transport. A number of key activities, such as a baseline study, a report on NMT best practices and the development of a Communication Strategy for the project have been successfully completed. Institutional Capacity Assessment and a Review of the Road Traffic Act are in the process of being commissioned. First investments in infrastructure to upgrade and develop the NMT network will be made in 2008.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
891,630 USD
GEF Grant
916,630 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,365,300 USD
Project Cost
2,281,930 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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