Some people were pleased with the enforced use of public transport over the month-long EcoMobility World Festival in Sandton. For others it meant traffic jams and loss of income. But the general sentiment was that it was a good idea and got people thinking.
Plans have been drawn up to extend the successful rapid rail link between Joburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport. It is seen as a solution to transport challenges, land use patterns, job creation and freight movement.
Greater safety is promised on Gauteng’s roads with the South African National Roads Agency’s announcement of streamlined emergency services for motorists, while a section of freeway notorious for traffic accidents has also been improved.
• Think pedestrian – and save lives