Presentation on theme: "SATC 2014: Traffic Management and Safety Session ‘Walk the Talk’ on the Mainstreaming of NMT in South Africa Kobus Labuschagne and Hubrecht Ribbens Session."— Presentation transcript:
SATC 2014: Traffic Management and Safety Session ‘Walk the Talk’ on the Mainstreaming of NMT in South Africa Kobus Labuschagne and Hubrecht Ribbens Session 1C, 7 July 2014
International design concepts and principles include: Liveable communities Liveable communities Walkability/cycle-ability Walkability/cycle-ability Universal design Universal design Complete streets Complete streets First Mile/Last Mile First Mile/Last Mile Modal hierarchy Modal hierarchy Greenways Greenways International good practice to promote NMT environments
Co-ordination of intermodal planning and implementation Different approaches depending on provincial set up: o Gauteng Transport Commission, representing all municipalities and modes o Other models in other provinces? o Each solution to be tailor-made for local conditions. NMT interface between MetroRail, BRT, Gautrain and road network to promote mobility and safety. PRASA station upgrade programme.
Monitoring and measuring NMT infrastructure and promotions programmes Planning and operational plans to set targets for NMT infrastructure network expansion plans in cities and DM’s. Performance measurement indices, e.g. annual kilometres of NMT networks added annually, growth in NMT traffic volumes, NMT risk analysis on the specific road section, traffic offences monitoring. Measure annual implementation against master plan to determine backlog of NMT facilities and show outstanding work. Coherence and value of NMT network to be monitored and measured to show progress with the overall implementation of NMT infrastructure in cities. Major challenge in SA is the lack of information of mode shares for walking and cycling in cities. US Census Report on cycling figures in 50 largest cities