According to “informal 20: seeing and improving urban informal practices through digital technologies the digital matatus case in nairobi,” a report jacqueline klopp, associate research scholar at columbia university's center for sustainable urban development, is one of the co-authors of the study. Paratransit business strategies: a bird's-eye view of matatus in nairobi of paratransit business strategies in nairobi the research covers public transport operating in nairobi city matatus are its subjects, and its sources of data are informed observers of the matatu sector the paper aims to provide a basic under standing. Now this may change, thanks to digital matatus, a novel research project in nairobi, kenya the open-source data, which were initially transformed into a popular paper map, are now searchable in google maps as a transit option, making it possible for anyone with a smartphone to navigate the city using. Nairobi is the capital and largest city of kenya the name comes from the maasai phrase enkare nyrobi, which translates to cool water, a reference to the nairobi river which flows through the city the city proper has a population of 3,138,369, while the metropolitan area has a population of 6,547,547 the city is popularly. Nairobians have a complex relationship with this homegrown system: it elicits admiration – whole websites are devoted to matatu art and culture – but also anger, with frequent editorials in the papers about the matatu menace nearly everyone agrees that it needs to be better regulated and planned. Local newspaper articles, academic and research studies and comprehensive city plans as well as private sector transportation studies were also reviewed the author spent time at matatu ranks around nairobi, rode in matatus, conducted interviews in matatus and experienced the capabilities, frustrations and realities that. Nairobi's matatu men: portrait of a subculture by mbũgua wa mũngai nairobi: contact zones nrb text, 2013 254 pp isbn 9789966155351 paper locating his study in nairobi, mũngai discusses how matatu men, either the driver of or worker aboard kenya's transportation minibuses, enact a masculinity that. Conceived out of collaboration between kenyan and american universities and the technology sector in nairobi, this project captured transit data for nairobi paper map release in order to help travelers situate and orient themselves, the routes are redrawn diagrammatically along 45 and 90 angles, grouped into colored.
This paper relies on primary data on phasing out 14-seater matatus collected during two phases of research on paratransit business strategies and regulatory compliance in nairobi the first phase was a scoping study of eighteen purposively selected key informants drawn from the kenya government (7), the private sector. Nairobi, kenya: a case study of the potential for public service transport in the city of nairobi is operated by a few bus companies and the paratransit matatus because of the many problems associated with the this paper examines transport services with emphasis on those provided by psvs on. We used nairobi, kenya as our case study and set out to analyze the city's semi- formal bus system called matatus our research team collected basic the research team discovered a paper-based map created in 2010 by kenya buzz, a nairobi-based media company, for commuters however, the map had a small print.
Towards publishing matatu route changes as well as information about new matatu licenses in the kenya gazette, the official government pub- lication this publication may help in updating the data moving forward the research team discovered a paper-based map created in 2010 by kenya buzz, a nairobi-based media. Research methods: quantitative & qualitative approaches nairobi: acts mukabanah, e m (2008) kenya bus services ltd – why it collapsed nairobi bus rapid transit concept paper - draft input retrievedfromhttp://www kenyabusnet/uploads/downloads/kbs_collapsepdf mulumby, p (1998) confusion as matatu.
The main finding in this paper is that the origin and growth of the matatu in kenya has brought to the fore contending economic a recent study by khayesi ( 1997) on the conditions and terms of work in the matatu means of transport in nairobi, thika and ruiru towns in kenya revealed the following: ♢ a majority of the. To write the book, prof mutongi uses archival research in nairobi and elsewhere alongside ethnographic research, including interviewing matatu users, owners, and crews and riding on matatus for over 10 years during the research coming from a humble background, the author was born and raised in. Dedication i dedicate this research work to the management of various saccos in the four spheres of nairobi county under research together with owners of matatu for their sound management and policies in trying to conform to ntsa and sasra regulations they not only are able to sustain their families but also. In preparation for nairobi's brt, still in the design phase, itdp staffers chris van eyken, jacob mason, and xianyuan zhu spent last month collecting data on transit patterns in nairobi the study primarily evaluated ridership patterns on matatus to inform the station location and design, intersection design,.
A cross sectional survey consisting of matatus operating in nairobi was carried outthe study was limited to two hundred matatus that were randomly picked from the four major regions served by matatus both primary and secondary data were collected using structured questionnaire and industry analysis report. The matatus network for instance, made up of 80,000 mini-buses operating within the whole country (20,000 in nairobi alone), has become a central part of kenyan citizens' daily life in nairobi, less than 20% of the population has a car and 70% of the city's dwellers use matatus every day in this context, our research.
Digital matatus, a novel research project involving columbia university, mit, the university of nairobi and groupshot design consultancy, sent the open- source data was transformed into a stylized paper map, now widely popular, and used to create a searchable transit function in the popular google. Acet project 14: paratransit operations and regulation in nairobi working paper 14-03 institutions and business strategies of matatu operators: a case study report dorothy mccormick (university of nairobi) winnie mitullah ( university of nairobi) preston chitere (university of nairobi) risper orero ( kenya methodist.
Informed observers of the matatu sector the paper aims to provide a basic under - standing of the institutional context and the main elements of paratransit business strategies in nairobi as preparation for a more detailed firm-level study research for this paper took the form of a scoping study that aimed at identifying. Research papers counseling:a study of pastoral marital counseling services in the africa inland church and the roman catholic church within machakos and nairobi counties in kenya one debate which continues to engage policy makers, practitioners and the general public is how to handle the matatus, a form. The policy research working paper series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development backbone of public mass transportation services in the nairobi metropolitan region matatus and walking dominate the mode share eighty-three percent of all trips include.