Public Transport

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 explores some … 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

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 →

Publisher: “A Guide to Low-Carbon Transport: transportation and climate change”, Durban 2011

South Africa’s role as host, in Durban, for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17) places the country in the spotlight, not just in terms of hosting the event, but also with regard to the … Continue reading →

Contributor: “Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation (Transport)”, WHO

The threat climate change poses to health, equity, and development has been rigorously documented. However, in an era marked by economic crisis, regional conflicts, natural disasters and growing disparities between rich and poor, the joint global actions required to address … Continue reading →

Literature & policy review: “Public transport interventions & transport justice in South Africa”

Although transportation is a field of government intervention in which consideration of justice traditionally has played only a marginal role, there is a rapidly growing body of international literature on transport justice or equity – a more fair, equitable distribution … Continue reading →

Research & reporting: “Policies for Sustainable Accessibility & Mobility in Urban Areas of Africa”

Prepared and published by the Sub-Saharan African Transport Policy Programme (SSATP) in 2015, this Working Paper is addressed to policy- and decision-makers, andproposes a set of policies which aim to improve accessibility and mobility in urban areas of Africa. Large and … Continue reading →