Research

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 →

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 →

Presentation: Velo-City bicycle planning conference, Nijmegen, Netherlands, June 2017

This research, prepared for the Scientists for Cycling Colloquium, Velo-City, 12 June 2017, Arnhem-Nijmegen, Netherlands, asks whether this poor implementation, road safety, and inability to shift cycling behaviour, above, is partially a consequence of the ambivalent policy and political discourse. It reflects 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →