According to the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Transport, urbanisation and urban poverty require not only urban transport solutions but also low-cost modes of travel such as cycling. This strategy, known as “Non-Motorised Transport” or NMT, over recent years has gradually become a priority area at National, Provincial and Local Government levels, resulting in the City of Johannesburg’s Framework for NMT in 2009.
The introduction of several new MyCiTi routes since November 2013 has seen an impressive 89% growth in passenger numbers, highlighting the demand for quality public transport in Cape Town.
This weekend, on 12 April 2014, the Cape Town Bus Rapid Transit system, MyCiTi, will be expanding to Atlantis.
When will we change our mindsets and lifestyles?
Will Johannesburg’s Corridors of Freedom free us from our tight grip on privatized motor vehicles?
The MyCiti bus has transformed public transport for many in Cape Town. Rashiq Fataar considers the history, present and future of bus rapid transit in Cape Town.
Metrorail has been offering classes in Buddhist philosophy (specifically, detachment from earthly desires) pretty much since it opened – They’re compulsory, and they start every time you step on board.
London’s Mayor has pledged to go “as Dutch as possible” in his quest to improve cycling infrastructure in the city- is this a meaningful reference point for London?
Cape Town’s public transport integrates with the University of Cape Town’s Jammie Shuttle service for Staff and Students
by Marius Pieterse
We welcome the soon-to-be-implemented reduction in Rea Vaya fares for commuters travelling more than 25 km.
We were pleased to note that, as from this coming weekend, Rea Vaya fares will be reduced for people travelling more than 25 kms, as well as for single trip users. This follows the recent scrapping of [...]
Riding a bike is a strange thing to do: it’s not just a mode of transport; it’s an economic class you’re entering. And it is an initiation into being treated like you’re invisible, and like your rights are optional – when you’re not being physically threatened