Identifying Locations Suitable for Innovative Urban Public Transport Integration in Gauteng

Mbatha, Siphiwe and Gumbo, Trynos (2020) Identifying Locations Suitable for Innovative Urban Public Transport Integration in Gauteng. SHAPING URBAN CHANGE – Livable City Regions for the 21st Century. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2020, 25th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 423-430. ISSN 2521-3938

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Globally, integrated urban public transport systems have been used as a solution to improve public transport services and reduce reliance on private cars which assists in reducing traffic congestion on the roads. In South Africa, Gauteng province is challenged daily with traffic congestion on the roads during certain peak hours. Therefore, the government of Gauteng province has developed innovative urban public transport systems - the BRT system and the Gautrain system - to improve the state of reliability and movement frequency of urban public transport. However, there is still a lack of reliability and of seamless travelling. This paper aims to explore locations where innovative urban public transport systems (BRT system and Gautrain system) can be further integrated in the province. The study adopted a qualitative research design that facilitated the gathering and analysis of spatial data and qualitative data from the innovative urban public transport officials, commuters and GIS data (BRT and Gautrain shapefiles). Results reveal that there are numerous locations that can be integrated where commuters can switch from one urban public transport system to another to improve travelling by public transport. The study concludes that this level of integration can create seamless travelling in the province and easy access to different modes of public transport. The study recommends that the identified locations need to receive attention as most commuters of these innovative UPT systems are located around these areas and to use the created model of the study to this effect.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban Public Transport; Spatial Integration; GIS data; Reliability; Seamless travelling
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 16:54
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 16:54

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