Kenya - Road Traffic Data

Discover a large collection of data that illustrates the complex links between road usage, congestion, and traffic patterns throughout Kenya. Make use of this extensive set of data to gain important knowledge for your strategic planning, by deeply understanding the traffic patterns in the country.

Vital Traffic Insights across the Kenya

Analyze thorough data and research that highlight the intricacies of traffic movement, congested areas, and variations in speed—crucial for making informed choices in transportation planning and management across Kenya.


Total Number of records
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161,451 kilometers

Total Length of Kenya Roads (Kms)
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Nairobi Expressway - 81.52 km/h

Fastest Road by Median Speed
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E422 - 18.1 km/h

Slowest Road by Median Speed
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Preview the depth and breadth of our traffic data collection, showcasing how granular insights can revolutionize transportation planning and management in Kenya.

Key Variables

Analyze thorough data and research that highlight the intricacies of traffic movement, congested areas, and variations in speed—crucial for making informed choices in transportation planning and management across Kenya.

The maximum legally permitted speed on a road segment, crucial for safety and traffic flow analysis.
The length of a road segment or route, key in calculating travel times and route planning.
Median speed
The middle value of speed measurements, offering a representative speed of traffic under typical conditions.
Street Name
The official name of a road, essential for location identification and route navigation.
Average speed
The arithmetic mean of speed data, useful for understanding overall traffic flow on a road segment.
Standard Deviation speed
A measure of speed variability, indicating the consistency or fluctuation of traffic speeds.
A classification system for roads, determining their hierarchy and role in overall traffic mobility.
Time set
A specific time frame under consideration, important for analyzing traffic patterns at different times.
The order of road segments or data points, important for mapping routes and analyzing traffic flow sequences.
TravelTime Standard Deviation
Reflects the variability in travel time, highlighting potential delays and inconsistencies in journey durations.
Sample Size
The number of data points or observations collected, critical for the reliability and accuracy of traffic analysis.

Use Cases

How can this dataset benefit you?

Streamlining Nairobi's Traffic Management

Use the road traffic data to enhance traffic management systems in Nairobi, focusing on alleviating congestion in critical areas like the Central Business District and major arterials. Implement adaptive traffic signal control systems that adjust in real-time based on traffic flow data, reducing congestion and improving travel times for commuters.

Planning and Expansion of the BRT System

Leverage traffic data to plan and expand the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in key Kenyan cities. Analyze traffic volume and peak travel times to determine the most effective routes and schedules for BRT services. This approach ensures the system efficiently meets commuter needs, encouraging public transport usage and reducing reliance on private vehicles.

Road Infrastructure Development in Emerging Urban Areas

Utilize traffic data to guide the development of road infrastructure in rapidly growing urban areas and emerging economic zones in Kenya. Identify current and anticipate future traffic patterns to prioritize road widening, new road creation, and the installation of essential traffic management infrastructure. This strategic planning supports economic growth and enhances connectivity in underserved regions.

Everything You need to know to know about the Road Traffic of Kenya

Median Vehicle Speeds by Road Names

This analysis examines the median speeds of vehicles across different road types, highlighting efficiency and congestion levels from highways to local streets.

Street Name

Median Speed (km/h)



Gitaru-Nairobi Highway Road




Ring Road Parklands


Parklands Road


Getathuru Road


Airport Road South


Lower Kabete Road


Ngecha Road


Uhuru Highway


Mombasa Road


Waiyaki Way


Old Mombasa Road


ICD-Southern Bypass Road (Road A)


Murang'a Road


Gitaru Road


Southern Bypass


Thika Road


Eldoret-Malaba Road


Nairobi Expressway


Speed Limit Distribution

Investigates the range and prevalence of speed limits throughout Kenya, pinpointing areas with strict regulations and potential zones for speed limit adjustments.

Functional Road Class (FRC) Distribution

Shows the variety of road types within the network, from major thoroughfares to local streets, and their distribution across the territory.

Average Speed by Functional Road Class (FRC)

Analyzes average speeds based on road functional classifications, providing insights into traffic flow and congestion differences between arterial roads and local streets.

Average Speed Distribution for Waiyaki Way

Examines speed patterns along this major road, highlighting areas of congestion or high efficiency and their impact on travel times.

Top 10 Streets by Average Speed

Lists the top 10 streets by average speed, offering an overview of traffic conditions in busy urban areas or on efficient routes.

Nairobi Street Traffic Analysis

Presents a detailed examination of traffic flow on Nairobi's streets, including peak traffic times, average speeds, and congested areas, supported by visual data.

This data is provided by LocationMind but the data source is TomTom

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about our spatial analyst platform.

What types of data are included in the Road Traffic Insights?

This dataset encompasses real-time and historical data on traffic density, accidents, road conditions, and congestion trends.

How can this road traffic dataset benefit my business or project?

Leverage this dataset for site selection, analyze road traffic on your desired business location, enhanced route planning, strategic urban development projects, and to implement proactive traffic management strategies.

What support does xMap offer to clients using the Road Traffic dataset?

At xMap, we are committed to ensuring that our clients can leverage our datasets effectively. We provide comprehensive technical support, including help with data integration, troubleshooting, and optimization of data use. Additionally, we offer consulting services to help businesses understand and analyze traffic data to meet their specific strategic objectives.

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