Evaluating the Impact of Innovative Public Transport Systems: a Case of South Africa

Moyo, Thembani and Gumbo, Trynos and Musakwa, Walter and Ingwani, Emaculate (2020) Evaluating the Impact of Innovative Public Transport Systems: a Case of South Africa. 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. 293-300. ISSN 2521-3938

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The Fourth industrial revolution has created new realities on the spatial growth of urban areas. One interesting phenomenon is the innovative public transportation systems that have emerged in the developing world. Developing countries such as South Africa have seen a rapid improvement in mobility systems, with the introduction of innovative public transport systems such as bike sharing services, bus rapid transport and high speed trains. Building on these innovations is the concept of big data, which has enhance the development of information dissemination systems. The objective of this paper was to review innovativepublic transportation systems and develop an index to determine the sustainability of these systems. Using an explorative approach the innovative public transportation systems were assessed in relation to the spatial development of land parcels within their proximity. Preliminary results reveal locations within close proximity to the high speed train stations are highly accessible, as there are connected to more one or two other traditional mobility systems which has increased the rate of multi-modal trips in these zones. Although bike sharing services are present in major metropolitan cities, few commuters utilise these services for commuting trips. In conclusion the innovative public transportation systems have improved mobility in the city, however, currently interchange zones between these modes are still limited which has adversely affected the rate of multi-modal commuting. Also economic opportunities over time for citizens have increased in location within close proximity to routes of these innovative mobility systems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Innovative public transportation, Connectivity, Multi-modal, Sustainability, South Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 17:04
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 17:04
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/710

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