World Car Free Day:  LASG set to construct  Non-Motorised Transportation Infrastructure

The Lagos State Government has declared its intentions on the construction of infrastructure to ensure seamless implementation of the Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) plan in the state.

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known at the state’s maiden edition of “Car Free Day” in Lagos.

The Governor represented by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, explained that the Car Free Day was an avenue for a city like Lagos to appraise the state of its road network.

He said plans were underway to construct some of the terminals taking into consideration walking, cycling, skating and other small wheeled forms of transportation that would encourage the citizenry to embrace NMT.

The Governor said its doing this through  provision of infrastructure, policy, and institutional reforms to curb the looming dangers of the climate change.

Sanwo-Olu said that Car Free Day was marked to create an innovative way of making Non Motorised Transportation equitable, effective and sustainable in the State.

Speaking in his own capacity, as Transportation Commissioner, 

“The bicycles lanes will be created for Cyclists on the road to encourage the use of bicycles which would benefit the public.

“This is by ensuring pollution-free environments, road safety and improved health for every individual, regardless of their ages,” he said.

The Managing Director, Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) Mrs Abimbola Akinajo, represented by  Mr Osa Konyeha  said the first phase implementation of the Lagos Sidewalk Pilot Project had been concluded on Catholic Mission Street/Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) and cycling pilot project that would traverse Eti-Osa Local Government and Ikoyi-Obalende Local Council Development Area (LCDA).

” This is to improve the lifestyle of the people and improve the economic competitiveness of Lagos.”

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