Spain really has the most beautiful and punctual train system in Europe (I almost said the World). I think I am allowed to say this as I spent a proper month and a half in Europe, from Ireland, to as far as Poland. Not only are the trains fast, modern and more comfortable than an […]
by Rouen Smit
So the one day I decided to take a train into the CBD, as it was near 4pm and I definitely did not want to sit in the bumper-to-bumper traffic outbound on the N2, Metrorail totally messed up . I love taking the train, but honestly – if I have other means of […]
How can Cape Town use design to improve or rethink the Mfuleni Taxi Rank?
by Adriaan Bester
As much as public transport in Cape Town is a priority to some, and a dream for city planners, its far from being a state of mind to all. Motorists battle firstly to reduce time spent in their pricy cars, and when they do, still find newly built cycle lanes convenient to park […]
The Metro South East (MSE) which includes Khayelitsha, Mitchell’s Plain and the broader Cape Flats area could be benefit from the expansion of the MyCiTi bus system from as early as 2014. The MSE which according to the City of Cape Town is responsible for the majority of total public transport activity in the metro […]
Here are some of our favourite articles from Mobility Magazine for the Congested Cities Week
The secret is out – everywhere you look cities are mushrooming, and people go flocking. A flock of people migrating to cities quickly creates more than just crowds, it creates Overcrowds. These Overcrowds breath, eat, sleep, work, play and most of all move.
What are some of the factors impacted by or correlated to traffic congestion? The Correlation Heatmap in the Cities of Opportunity report by PWC provides a useful tool.
Check out the World’s Most Congested Pedestrian Crosswalk
Last week saw the official launch of the 56.1km high-speedish rail link between Pretoria and Johannesburg. It’s a giant leap forward for South African public transport but the existing Metorail commuter rail service keeps on failing millions in Gauteng, Durban, Cape Town and the Eastern Cape.
Until recently PRASA, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, has […]