This guide is intended to inform debate within the South African transport sector on the impact of transport on climate change and the potential for low-carbon and sustainable transport to mitigate climate change effects. (Department of Transport, Global Environment Facility, United Nations Development Programme, 2011)
This SALGA discussion document outlines the background of the current municipal funding discourse in South Africa. It assesses the current funding model for municipal roads and proposes appropriate funding models. It concludes by discussing the implementation and timelines of the new funding proposal. (SALGA, 2011)
This is an open source spreadsheet calculator for comparing the greenhouse gas emissions of conventional internal combustion engine powered passenger cars to that of battery electric vehicles (charged from the national grid) and non-plug in hybrids1 in the South African context (SEA, 2016).
This is technical brief that that explain the open source spreadsheet calculator for comparing the greenhouse gas emissions of conventional internal combustion engine powered passenger cars to that of battery electric vehicles (charged from the national grid) and non-plug in hybrids1 in the South African context (SEA, 2016).
This 2007 Planning Guide first provides an overview of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) concept, including its definition and historical development. It then proceeds to give a step-by-step description of the BRT planning process. (GTZ, UNEP, ITDP, Hewlett Foundation, 2007)
The purpose of this paper by the World Bank is to help identify interventions within the urban transport sector that are both consistent with the national priorities of developing countries and with the Global Environment Facility's climate change objectives. (World Bank, African Energy Policy Research Network, 2003)
This paper provides guidance on the selection of indicators for comprehensive and sustainable transportation planning. It discusses the concept of sustainability and the role of indicators in planning, describes factors to consider when selecting indicators, identifies potential problems with conventional indicators, describes examples of indicators and indicator sets, and provides recommendations for selecting indicators for use in a particular situation. (Victoria Transport Policy Institute, 2005)
This booklet highlights the transport sector's impact on climate change as well as its dependence on fossil fuels. It discusses how to a move towards sustainable transport and movement patterns that depend less on non-renewable and polluting energy sources, and the need for a drastic change in transport and land-use planning. (SEA, 2007)
This booklet looks at decreasing the demand for motorised transport of people, as well as shifting demand from unfavourable modes of transport. (SEA, 2007)
This booklet makes the case for public transport, covering the potential for roll-out, solutions to implementation barriers and various cases studies (local and international). (SEA, 2007)
This is a briefing paper by Open Streets is using detailed household travel and trip diary surveys from the City of Cape Town to fill some of the knowledge gaps low carbon transport (Lisa Kane, 2016).
This SALGA discussion outlines the background of the current public transport discourse in South Africa. It assesses the current public transport challenges and proposes appropriate solutions. It concludes by discussing the implementation and timelines of the new public transport strategy. (SALGA, 2011)
This report is one of two volumes that together comprise the NMT Strategy for the City of Cape Town. Volume 1: Status Quo Assessment summarises the legal, policy and existing conditions that surround NMT in the City. It also provides a basis to develop a comprehensive NMT problem statement for the City. (City of Cape Town, 2005)
This report is one of two volumes that together comprise the NMT Strategy for the City of Cape Town. Volume 2: The Policy Framework provides the City's response to this problem statement. (City of Cape Town, 2005)
This is a WWF Transport Low Carbon Frameworks transport project report that provides an overview of mitigation opportunities, initiatives and measures for the passenger tranport sector in South Africa, which can serve as a quick reference (WWF-SA, 2016).
This Action Plan involves a Phase 1 (2007-2010) package of catalytic integrated rapid rail and road corridors. An estimated costing of these Phase 1 integrated rapid public transport networks is also included as well as a funding and institutional framework. (Dept. of Transport, 2007)
The Public Transport Strategy has two key thrusts: Accelerated Modal Upgrading and Integrated Rapid Public Transport Networks. Accelerated Modal Upgrading refers to the current initiatives to transform bus, taxi and rail service delivery in the short to medium term. Integrated Rapid Public Transport Networks pertains to the upcoming Action Plan's focus on implementing high quality Phase 1 networks of Rail Priority Corridors and Bus Rapid Transit Corridors in especially the 6 metro cities. (Dept. of Transport, 2007)
The 2007 Public Transport Action Plan by the National Department of Transport aims to address the problems in local and long distance public transport through implementing a Phase 1 (2007-2010) Catalytic Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network Project in up to 12 cities and 6 districts that addresses the need for high quality services that can retain current users and attract new users. (Pillay & Seedat, 2007)
This paper investigates options for further ‘greening’ the transport sector in South Africa by switching to green vehicle technologies and alternate fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG)(Suleman, M. et al. 2015).
An infographic produced as part of the Cape Town Central City Low-Carbon Development Strategy, indicating energy and emissions status quo and potential future scenarios. (Sustainable Energy Africa and Cape Town Partnership, 2014)
A presentation by the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town on transport energy demand modelling, including modelling approaches, data availability and challenges, and preliminary results. (Energy Research Centre, Univ. of Cape Town)
The first National Household Travel Survey (2003) by the Department of Transport on the travel habits of individuals and households. The main emphasis is on workers and commuter trips and trips to various educational institutions. The information provided includes the modes of travel, periods of travel, travel times and travel costs. (Dept. of Transport, 2003)
This StatsSA release is an update on the 2003 survey. (StatSA, 2013)
This 2002 report prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change compares two transport greenhouse gas (GHG) scenarios. In the high "business as usual" scenario, residual land use policies continue to aggravate transportation problems. In the low GHG scenario, mobility, accessibility, and safety concerns drive the government to play an active role in land use and transportation policies. (Pew Centre, 2002)
This 2013 paper by P. Grey and R. Behrens from the Energy Research Centre (UCT) reports the findings of a research project which undertook to: investigate the potential for underutilisation of the BRT system's capacity in the short-medium term; and assess the importance of complimentary transport interventions to increase ridership on, and supporting land use interventions to accelerate and incentivise an appropriate land use response to, the MyCiTi Phase 1a system. (Grey & Behrens, 2013)
This 2013 paper by the CSIR investigated current factors influencing choice of mode as well as factors influencing the choice to shift from one mode to another. The study was conducted in all nine provinces and public participation from high, medium and low income participants from rural, urban and metropolitan areas were sought. (CSIR, 2013)
This 2013 paper by the Department of Transport, Safiri and the University of Venda seeks to showcase and assess the work of the Department of Transport with regards to non-motorized transport, to determine gaps in the current approach in terms of type and intensity of intervention options as a baseline for crafting a more robust implementation framework. (Dept, of Transport, SAFIRI & University of Venda, 2013)
This information pack contains a series of fact sheets on all aspects of the City of Cape Town's Integrated Rapid Transit System project. (City of Cape Town)
An article on City of Joburg's Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit system. (Rea Vaya, 2014)
This document provides information on Cape Town's Travel SMART programme, along with other City sustainable transport initiatives and tips on how to drive sustainably. (City of Cape Town)
A review of South African research and other literature relating to municipal planning, policy and implementation challenges of sustainable transport, public transport and mobility in general. (South African Cities Network, 2013)
This document demonstrates the benefits that flow from good street design. It assigns a higher priority to pedestrians and cyclists, setting out an approach to residential streets that recognises their role in creating places that work for all members of the community. (UK Department of Transport & Communities for Local Government, 2007)
This is the final report of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development's Sustainable Mobility Project (SMP). The SMP was launched in 2000 to understand better how the needs of society to move freely, gain access, communicate, trade and establish relationships might be improved without sacrificing other essential human or ecological requirements now or in the future. (World Business Council for Development, 2004)
This 2006 paper reviews the World Bank Group's experience in implementing sustainable urban transport projects, and outlines the opportunities for improving the effectiveness of these projects. It is addressed to policy makers and professionals of bilateral and multilateral agencies, client country governments, and other stakeholders. (World Bank, 2006)
A 2011 overview of the Rustenburg Rapid Transport system (Rustenburg Local Municipality, 2012).
This paper critically engages the role that the minibus taxi industry plays in the South African economy. In so doing, it also considers a rethinking of the formalisation process, which has, to a large extent, been seen as a top-down process, not considering the industry in its totality. (Fobosi, S. from Consultancy Africa Intelligence, 2013)
The purpose of this Act is to (1) further the transport system transformation/restructuring initiated by the Transition Act, (2) prescribe national principles, requirements, guidelines, frameworks and national norms and standards that must be applied uniformly, and (3) consolidate land transport functions and locate them in the appropriate sphere of government. (Government of South Africa, 2009)