With the MyCiti very much in the news in Cape Town, some people may be interested in understanding more about public transport in the South African urban context. If so, then this book is for you. Recently published by the South Africa Cities Network (SACN), “How to build transit-oriented cities” begins to engage with ‘how to’ move forward in transforming South African cities through improved land use and transport integration.
Public transport has an essential role to play in addressing the spatial and socioeconomic inequalities inherited from apartheid. Efficient and integrated public transport can contribute to improved mobility, inclusivity and access. The book gives a succinct history of the development of different public transport modes in South Africa and covers a number of other topics, ranging from funding of public transport to transforming the minibus taxi industry.
The SACN is an established network of South African cities and partners that encourages the exchange of information, experience and best practices on urban development and city management. The network identifies, assembles and disseminates information that enhances the ability of decision-makers to learn from the experience of others and efficiently use their resources to build sustainable cities.