Cycling in the City is a special Transport Month 2013 feature interviewing cyclists about their experiences as a cyclist in different communities and cities.
For those on a budget, or those willing to forgo the perceived ‘safer’ options, a tuk-tuk has always been the first choice. Whether bouncing around on the streets of Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Mumbai, Kolkata or Dhaka, their infamous darting manoeuvrability, gap-taking and general lack of rule following is universal.
Gail Jennings from Ride Your City and Mobility Magazine takes a look at the possibilities, if the so-called ‘public transport lifestyle’ of many international cities would work in South Africa.
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 […]