How much money and time would you save if you knew how to get from one part of the city to the other without any traffic jam? And how much does that translate to an entire country?Traffic Jam is the worst nightmare for commuters and motorists in the city of Nairobi. Kenya alone is losing 50M a day due to traffic and the associated inconvenience.
This is because we are driving into impassable sections of the road blindly and hours later, we are very late for work, our productivity lowered. We are also wasting so much time asking around to get to our next destination and the sad part is, the government doesn’t know some of these things are happening to adequately plan and design the roads.Commuters and motorists can now breathe a sigh of relief with the transport App, Ma3Route. Ma3Route is a mobile, web and sms platform that makes it easy for the commuters and motorists to move around the city.
The platform crowd-sources for transport data and provides users with information on traffic, matatu directions and bad driving reports.You can look at traffic in the entire city or set to be alerted on specific roads to beat inconvenience. If you are new in the City, Ma3Route has easy to understand textual information and maps on all the routes making it easy for you to move around and also the estimated cost of the routes and alternative routes that you can use. To promote road safety, Ma3Route has bad driving reporting feature that traffic police might soon start using
Mark Ng’etich Ng’otwa and Laban Okune of Ma3Route pitching during Pivot East 2013.