Almost all towns in Kenya have cars of various types are allowed to operate upto the heart of the town. A car free City or a town is one in which her population totally depends on public transport, walking or cycling for transport within the central business district .
Motorized vehicles are restricted in a car free town so as to reduce congestion, environmental protection and guarantee quality of life. This car free towns are very attractive with minimum air pollution and free from congestion.
The only town in Kenya which has successfully implemented it is Lamu. It is a town which is located in the coastal region of the country, enjoying massive growth due to tourist visits.
When you visit the town you will hardly find a taxi only pedestrian, bicycles and donkeys are available. It was declared as UNESCO World heritage site and oldest swahili settlement area in East Africa.
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