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Streetiquette teaches people about road safety

red-riding-hood---thumbOpen Streets Cape Town is working with the city and Western Cape province on an innovative way to improve pedestrian safety. Streetiquette makes use of performance art on busy city streets to start conversations and change ways of behaving.

Johannesburg’s eco-mobility festival has mixed results

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.

Sandton goes car-free for a month

The Sandton CBD will be closed to cars during the month-long EcoMobility World Festival over October. Instead, people will be encouraged to use public transport, cycle and walk. Johannesburg hopes they will see the benefits of going car-free and that there will be a permanent shift.

For women, by women – Pink Taxi Egypt

Female taxi drivers could soon be plying the streets of Cairo, carting their female passengers from point A to point B. Pink Taxi Egypt, a new initiative, wants to make female passengers feel safer while using cabs in the city, but it has already faced criticism.

Cape Town’s Open Streets bring the people out to play

Get out your car and on your bike, skateboard or feet. Cape Town's new Open Streets movement takes an old idea from Bogotá, Colombia, and turns city thoroughfares over to residents, who use the space for breaking down social barriers – and having a lot of fun.

Plans to extend Gautrain

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.

Grab a taxi with Zapa Cab

Tired of waiting ages for their transport, a pair of businessmen have designed an app and are working with taxi companies in Joburg and Cape Town. Using a smart phone, it is now possible to call a cab in double-quick time.
SA's first green transport service

Cape Town becomes bike-friendly

Cycle lanes in Cape Town are being painted green to demarcate them. It's part of the city's bicycle master plan, which includes an expanded network of cycle lanes and bike-sharing, and a healthier public and a healthier environment.
Exploring bicycle culture in SA

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Cape Town train times on your mobile

Grapevine Interactive, a mobile services firm, has launched a free mobile internet site for Cape Town metro train users of the Southern and Northern lines.
Gautrain system

Public transport: Buses and trains in South Africa

If you're not used to driving long distances, buses and trains offer comfortable alternatives, allowing you to relax and enjoy the landscape. Both budget and luxury options are available.

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