Design & Planning

Walking & Cycling (NMT) Specialist: Rustenburg Rapid Transport, North West, SA

In 2010 Rustenburg Local Municipality start planning for a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) service, and commissioned the services of a team to manage the project. My role, from 2011-2014, was to establish a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly environment within the BRT route 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 →

Planning & network design: walking & cycling facilities around BRT stations, Johannesburg

Improving public transport offers the opportunity to significantly reduce transport disadvantage and its debilitating consequences. However, before starting to plan and implement strategies, the first need to have in mind is that customers need to be able to access public transport in a safe, dignified, sociable and Continue reading →

NMT specialist: Ekurhuleni (South Africa) Metro Municipality Bus Rapid Transit

In 2013 the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality started planning Phase 1 A and Phase 1B of its Bus Rapid Transit Project, North/South Corridor from ORT International Airport to Tembisa. From 2013 until 2015 I worked as the NMT specialist on the project, awarded Continue reading →

Engaging stakeholders & cycle network design: linking the universities of Wits and Johannesburg

In 2013, the universities of Johannesburg (UJ) and Witwatersrand (Wits) undertook a survey to study the travel characteristics and needs of students and staff at UJ and Wits. Their brief focused on bus services and the potential improvement of the existing Continue reading →

Contributor & stakeholder engagement: SA National NMT Engineering Facility Guidelines

In 1987 and 1993, the National Department of Transport, South Africa, published manuals to address the needs of cyclists and pedestrians only. These manuals, however, became out-dated due to new technologies and developments in the provision of facilities for non-motorised transport (NMT). Continue reading →