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The number crunch: Predicting motorization in China

China’s dramatic increase in motorized vehicle use has greatly exceeded past predictions. Now, latest estimates suggest that, by 2050, as many as one billion vehicles (excluding electric bikes and rural vehicles) will be on the road in China. This is equivalent to the current total global vehicle population. Can China accommodate this number of vehicles? Will motorization surpass even this estimate?

Lessons from Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya

Rea Vaya’s network extends far beyond main trunk routes. Feeder buses operate in outer areas, transporting many residents into the city. Complementary buses ferry people between corridors. With Rea Vaya’s hi-tech Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), the service attracts several thousands of passengers on a daily basis.

Future of Transport: 2013 to 2030

[ November 2, 2013; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Future Cape Town presents the 3rd BOLD CITY conference —an exciting forum, bringing the public closer to the ideas which could shape the future of our cities. Highlighting important, challenging, inspirational and practical ideas, the event will include presentations, discussions, workshops and networking opportunities.