Public Transport

Policy brief: Planning for financially sustainable public transport, for WWF-SA Low Carbon Frameworks (2017)

Although this publication focuses on South Africa, the challenges and possible solutions to funding public transport have value for every city grappling with similar urban forms, financial constraints and transport inequity. Almost every African city is planning some form of Continue reading →

Case study: Aligning public transport models with passenger needs, for WWF-SA Low Carbon Frameworks (2017)

Although this publication focuses on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) interventions in South Africa, it does not look specifically at (proposed) alternatives to BRT systems, or critique the impact of these systems as a whole. Instead, it considers in brief the Continue reading →

Co-Author: “The equity impacts of bus rapid transit: a review of the evidence, and implications for sustainable transport” (2017)

This paper, “The equity impacts of BRT: a review of the evidence” (Venter, C., Jennings, G., Hidalgo, D. & Pineda, A. F. V), published in International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, offers an analysis of empirical evidence on the equity impacts of Continue reading →

Co-Author: “The case for investing in paratransit: strategies for regulation and reform” (VREF, 2017)

“The case for investing in paratransit: strategies for regulation and reform” summarizes, updates and presents the main messages in the book publication Paratransit in African Cities: operations, regulation and reform, edited by Roger Behrens, Dorothy McCormick and David Mfinanga (Routledge, 2016). Continue reading →

Author (lead): “Strategy options for paratransit business development & service improvement” (Earthscan, 2016)

Given the significant challenges to large-scale paratransit replacement identified in Paratransit in African Cities (operations, regulation and reform), it is evident that Sub-Saharan African cities are likely to depend, for decades to come, on paratransit modes. This chapter, Strategy options Continue reading →

Technical editor: “Paratransit in African Cities: operations, regulation and reform” (Earthscan, 2016)

Public transport systems are defined as informal transportation which operates between the public and individual private spheres. In Africa, paratransit is characterised by low quality of vehicles and chaotic management but it also provides cheap, accessible and flexible transport solutions Continue reading →

Literature review & analysis: Transport, poverty alleviation and the principles of social justice

Sustainable transport is an important enabler of poverty alleviation and reducing inequity, if done right. In 2016 the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) initiated the i-STEP programme to safeguard that growing support for sustainable transport in global processes. Continue reading →

Developing a Flexible Working Programme: Transport for Cape Town and City of Cape Town (2015)

The Flexible Working Programme (FWP) Strategy (first draft, 2015) is one response to Transport for Cape Town’s Travel Demand Management (TDM) Strategy, and proposes measures that not only attend to critical sustainable transportation matters, but also have the added benefit Continue reading →

Research brief: Linking higher education and practical knowledge in public transport

Exploring rigorous activism-oriented scholarship can increase universities’ contribution to society. This research brief, prepared with key author Herrie Schalekamp for Volvo Research & Education Foundation (VREF) in 2017, discusses the University of Cape Town’s work amongst adult learners who have Continue reading →