Incorporating Non-Motorized (NMT) Transport Facilities in the City of Gaborone

Project Summary

This 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Local Government - Gaborone City Council
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
891,630 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 916,630.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
31 Jan 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
10 Jan 2003
Concept Approved
24 May 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
23 May 2005
Project closed
13 Feb 2014