Mapping the Spatial Integration of Motorised and Non-Motorised Transport Infrastructures: a Case Study of the City of Johannesburg

Risimati, Brightnes and Gumbo, Trynos (2019) Mapping the Spatial Integration of Motorised and Non-Motorised Transport Infrastructures: a Case Study of the City of Johannesburg. REAL CORP 2019 – IS THIS THE REAL WORLD? Perfect Smart Cities vs. Real Emotional Cities. Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 503-510. ISSN 2521-3938

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Abstract

Several developments that are tailored towards the improvement of transport integration, particularly public transport systems have been taking place in most cities of the developing world such as City of Johannesburg. Improvement of public transport integration begins with involving the all-inclusive transportation chain instead of only focusing on one part of the journey, by facilitating spatial integration between diverse transport modalities (for instance the bus, walking and cycling) to allow for a multiplicity in travel opportunities. Using an exploratory research design that involves an empirical enquiry to gather and analysed spatial and quantitative infromation, this paper presents the extent of spatial integration of nonmotorised and motorised public transport infrastructures within the City of Johannesburg. The crowdsourced datasets derived from the geolocation based mobile application Strava were used in this study. The datasets illutsrate the spatial and temporal coverage of motorised and non-motorised pattens and trends in Johannesburg. Geographic Information Application (ArcGIS) was used to analyse and visualise the geographical location of the motorised and non-motorised public transport in the City of Johannesburg. Results demostrate that the public transport interchange hub of the City of Johannesburg, the Park Station is the most integrated hub that serviced by both motorised and non-motorised; and public transport commuters at the station switch from one mode to another mode of public transport smoothly at a short walking distance. Although, the results further reveal that the most of motorised and non-motorised networks are not integrated; thus affects the effectiveness and conveniently switch from either motorised to non-motorised public transport or non-motorised to motorised public transport. There is therefore limited to no sharing of infrastructure between commuting, cycling and walking in the city. The paper recommends holistic approaches in planning and development of both commuting, cycling and walking infrastructures that are connected to promote convenience and efficiency of public transport systems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integration, commuting, cycling, walking, infrastructure
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 11:23
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 11:23
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/508

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