– Ethiopia – Addis Ababa – Planning of an intelligent transport system (ITS Masterplan) for the Mega City – Ethiopia – Addis Ababa – Planning of an intelligent transport system (ITS Masterplan) for the Mega City

In order not to incur the risk of suffocating in its traffic, the city of Addis Ababa has set following targets: enhance traffic management, reduce congestion, become more modern and reduce carbon dioxide emissions at the same time. During rush hour, the average speed on the streets of this metropolis of several million inhabitants is only 10 kilometers per hour. To cope with the constantly growing traffic in Addis Ababa – with approx. 4 million inhabitants today, the population of the city has almost multiplied tenfold since 1950 – Addis Ababa is one of the fastest growing cities in the world with 13 million inhabitants forecast for 2050! and in order to be able to cope with the challenges of the future, the engineers at are developing a modern traffic plan for the entire city area. Comprehensive corridor improvements as well as far-reaching adjustments to traffic management will be taken into account. Evaluations of traffic management, safety restrictions in the urban area and comprehensive data collection and analysis are important components for this smart infrastructure project. In the framework of the Mercato project, officially Addis Mercato (“New Market”), which is the largest open-air marketplace in Africa and provides work for an estimated 13,000 people, is also developing a concept plan to control and improve the huge traffic flows on and around the market; after all the market has almost 100,000 visitors every day, and will thus help to set up this trading centre for the future.

If you want to know more about the visions and goals of the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) and the Mercato project, please contact us at plans for Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s mega city – an intelligent transport system


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