This infographic looks at the direct costs of driving on Gauteng’s toll roads and evaluates how the fees we pay compare to other countries around the world. As well as looking at a Rand cost per kilometre, we also calculate the proportion of our salaries that would be spent on toll fees for a daily 80km commute.
Young people are the future of cities, but how are they being empowered, inspired and connected to transform and shape our cities.
Part II of the series on mayoral vision, Andres Torres considers the challenges of the British system in producing effective mayoral capacities.
The combination of the October’s Transport Month and some very British headline news inspired Pamela Hellig to think about how much a city’s public transport system – and the invaluable mobility it provides – can contribute to or detract from the empowerment of women around the world.
The economy works like a simple machine. But many people don’t understand it— or they don’t agree on how it works — and this has led to a lot of needless economic suffering.
Es Ntshuntshe reflects on the freak accident on the N1 national road in Cape Town, and ponders on how infrastructure investment, legislation and policy can play a part in safer roads and integrated transport systems.
This infographic looks at the petrol price and compares what we pay with a number of other countries. The bad news is that a comparison of petrol prices in relation to daily wages finds that a litre of unleaded costs the average South African wage earner a striking 6.5% of their daily earnings. The good news is that there are a number of ways you can reduce your petrol consumption.
A simple online app called Streetmix allows anyone to re-imagine a street by dragging and dropping different street elements. How might we collectively generate ideas for a better Long Street using this tool? Share your own ideas for Long Street and we’ll choose our favourites at the end of October.
An authoritative and simple set of scrollable maps shows what real life tells us using the 2011 Census
Streets are the most important of public places, yet Cape Town’s central city streets become void of life after dark. First Thursdays, the monthly event where art galleries and stores in the CBD stay open late, aims to change that by working with existing infrastructure.