Technical editor: “NMT Integration into urban transport in Africa” (Routledge, 2017)

This publication, Non-Motorised Transport integration into urban transport planning in Africa, will be published in the latter half of 2017, by Routledge, as part of their Transport and Society series. Edited by Winnie Mitullah (University of Nairobi), Marianne Vanderschuren (University of Continue reading →

Research & writing: UNEP’s “Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling” (UNEP)

This new report, Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling – policies and realities from around the world, was published in 2016 by Share the Road, led by UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The report highlights the importance of investment in walking and Continue reading →

Research & publication “Considering the opportunities for public bicycle systems in Cape Town”

Finding our balance: Considering the opportunities for public bicycle systems in Cape Town, South Africa, was published in the peer-reviewed journal Research in Transportation Business and Management 15, November 2014. This paper seeks to examine the degree to which a public bicycle Continue reading →

Reflection: Why optimism is still an option – the battle for road space equity, for GCRO (2018)

This research report is entitled Taking Streets Seriously, and that is precisely what it does. Case studies of streets in a variety of different conditions interrogate how good urban design and liveable streets may shift in different contexts. While falling 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 →

Policy brief: Planning for sustainable urban freight movement, for WWF-SA Low Carbon Frameworks (2017)

Urban logistics are extraordinarily complex and diverse, as cities are served by hundreds of different supply chains. The freight industry not only delivers the produce, commodities and other goods necessary to sustain the urban economy but also generates significant direct Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →