Socio-Economic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns in the Province of Gauteng, South Africa

The dispersed urban form and irregular distribution of residential densities found in the Gauteng Province of South Africa makes it highly reliant on transport but very difficult to service effectively with public transport. Various initiatives are being implemented by both the provincial and municipal governments of Gauteng to address this problem with an emphasis on the integration of land use and transport, and the promotion of public transport in particular. The objective of this paper is, firstly, to facilitate an understanding of the nature of the Province of Gauteng which demonstrates the need for the promotion of public transport, and, secondly to briefly discuss some of the present actions done on a provincial-wide basis to create a better environment for sustainable transport.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 89-99
  • Monograph Title: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Ensuring Sustainability Through Mass Transit. Proceedings of the Second International Conference, April 14-18, 2002, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407177
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 2005 1:53PM