Research Project

Heavy traffic flow: Social, economic and environmental impact analysis for Gaborone in Botswana

Principal Investigator
Dr Hossein Anisi

This project assesses the various impacts of heavy traffic flow in Gaborone, Botswana.

The social, economic and environmental impacts have been investigated to show the severity of the problem and its negative effects on the development of Botswana. This project, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Botswana, aims to promote economic development and welfare in Botswana to ensure long term sustainable growth, by focusing on enabling smart traffic flow management solutions.

By having a way to ensure cars are distributed efficiently across the road network, pressure on road infrastructure and the concentration of emissions in selected areas is reduced.

As part of this, we have been investigating heavy traffic areas to enable provision of better and alternative routes for cars to take; so that there is a more even distribution of the strain the cars bring on road infrastructure.

Traffic flow is also modelled to take the carbon footprint into consideration. This could help prevent emissions from being concentrated in one region, improving air quality for residents and businesses in these areas.


This project is being carried out with colleagues from the University of Botswana.