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Transport That Binds And Divides

“The tragic irony of transport in South Africa is that the infrastructure that is meant to unite was used to divide”. Andres de Wet consider the divisive legacy of transport in Cape Town, and why progress remains ‘pocketed’

Source: Jon Sears Photography

Commuting Places as Community Spaces

Rising from the dark, underground world of transport stations, how can a sense of place, community and identity be instilled in the spaces that matter the most in everday life. Andres Torres reflects on London, and the ways in it is getting it wrong and right.

Rea Vaya Bus Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by AfricanGoals2010)

Joburg United

Jonathan Manning reflects on the transformation of Johannesburg through the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the need for a commitment to designing a collective urban experience which can give meaning to Jozi being a united city.


16 of the Best Transport Infographics on the Web

Infographics lay out data and information in a way that makes it easy to learn and understand. This is an essential element to improving the forces of conversation around sustainable transport globally.


4 Steps Towards The Future Of Aviation

The aviation industry is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector and the most energy-intensive form of transport. With political pressure finally mounting to act on climate change, we are likely to see major changes to air travel in the years to come. Let’s take a look at some possible scenarios.


Transport in Lagos: Between building and banning

Olamide Udo-Udoma considers the modes of transport available to Lagosians- from new BRT and rail projects to the recent banning of three modes of transport.

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The State of Transport in Cape Town: an interview with Brett Herron

Editor, Rashiq Fataar interviews Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport in Cape Town to get a grip on the state of transport in Cape Town and the future ambitions of South Africa’s second largest city.