PEDESTRIAN FOOTWAY AT THE NOTHERN BYPASS KIWATULE STAGE

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In our Volume 4 April/May 2017 of the 8M Construction Digest, page 17 under the topic, “How Ugandans lose value for money in infrastructure development”, we reported on the ‘forgotten’ pedestrians’ access in form of a staircase.

As at 26 March 2019, there is what the locals call a “Stairway to Heaven” which is very steep. It is next to the old muddy steps that are ‘preferably’ used.

A public voice reaching the 8M Information Forum wrote,”Even myself anytime I use here, I avoid these steps that seems to be heading to ‘heaven’.

They simply didn’t follow the terrain in making the steps. It seems unnatural and difficult to climb from the user perspective.  However, if they had seamlessly understood the flow of terrain in their execution it would have been pleasant to use as seen on the right.

 

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