n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - Implementing Bus Rapid Transit Systems

Volume 8, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1607-520X



The ability to access jobs, education, public facilities, public services and recreational and social opportunities is an essential part of why people choose to settle in urban environments. The availability of efficient and effective transport systems is therefore a fundamental part of the package of expectations with which people come to the city. For many urban dwellers in South Africa, the daily commute is predetermined by the spatial legacy of the apartheid city, and is associated with concerns about safety, reliability, security, cost and comfort. For many, the way out of this is to progress into the driver seat or passenger seat of a private motor vehicle. In this lies the foundations of the vicious circle currently experienced on our city roads.

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