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City of Cape Town invites tenders for 80 tuk-tuk licences

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The tender for the provision of tuk-tuk public transport services was issued on Friday 15 April 2016 by Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority.
‘We want to use this tender process to appoint public transport operators who will operate 80 tuk-tuk vehicles across eight areas in Cape Town […]


City intersections to priorities pedestrians

Image credits :, David Ritchie

At about 80 intersections in the Cape Town city centre all the traffic lights change to red at the same time, giving pedestrians the chance to cross the street without fear of passing cars.
Pedestrian control is part of a larger project to improve traffic signal timing at the 110 intersections […]


The number crunch: Predicting motorization in China

China’s dramatic increase in motorized vehicle use has greatly exceeded past predictions. Now, latest estimates suggest that, by 2050, as many as one billion vehicles (excluding electric bikes and rural vehicles) will be on the road in China. This is equivalent to the current total global vehicle population. Can China accommodate this number of vehicles? Will motorization surpass even this estimate?

10 of 17: Electric vehicles ready to hit Intercity Highways

Reducing our dependance on cars could be one of the biggest sustainability challenges, and one which COP17 is unlikely to find a solution to. But do we really need to give up cars to be sustainable? In our 10th article in a series of 17 Sustainable Ideas for COP17,  Roger East of Green Futures looks […]

6 of 17: It’s okay to be a green BRICS

During a press conference at COP17 this morning, Edna Molewa – Minister of Environmental Affairs in South Africa – called technological development ‘critical’ for cities to become more sustainable. In our sixth article in a series of 17 Sustainable Ideas for COP17, Alistair Mackay recalls his time in South America a few months ago. In particular the efforts being made by Brazil as a whole, in tackling climate change. He attributes the good quality of air to the use of gas by many vehicles and the development of the Rio metro system. He questions whether emerging nations are truly committed to mitigating the effects of Climate Change, which is achievable along with high economic growth.