Stakeholder engagement

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 →

Developing behaviour change workshop materials: Soul City Health & Development

Working with Umtha Strategy and Planning, we spent two years conducting research across South Africa, in formative research, gap analysis and the assessment of barriers to behaviour change for Soul City Health & Development (2004-2005), in order to prepare workshops for small-group training: … Continue reading →

Reporting on Cape Town Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme youth summits

In 2012, Cape Town’s Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille introduced the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (MURP), focusing on the regeneration of identified areas within Cape Town. The objective of this area-based programme is to uplift communities that have been identified … Continue reading →

Engaging stakeholders & media communication: Cradle of Humankind (Gauteng) mountain biking trail

In 2001 the Cradle of Humankind Tourism Master Plan made provision for the construction of mountain biking trails in the road reserves of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COH WHS). A mountain biking feasibility study undertaken by the … Continue reading →

Preparing the Cape Town Spatial Development Framework for public comment, City of Cape Town

Cape Town’s Spatial Development Framework outlines one of the ways in which the local authority intends to create a sustainable and equitable city. For Cape Town to be sustainable, the City needs to embrace sustainability in all its daily operations, and … Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →