n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Non-motorised transport facility guidelines - accommodating people? : urban and rural engineering

Volume 23, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Three million South Africans walk all the way to work, while another 5.4 million use public transport but also walk as part of their trip. Around 63% of learners walk the entire distance to educational institutions. When taking all trip segments into account, over 50% of trips are made up of walking. However, the provision of infrastructure for this important mode of transport is often lacking in urban and rural areas alike.

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