Moving a South African City Towards Sustainable Transport

The first of its kind in South Africa, the Urban Tran:SIT Programme was a three-year partnership between a local nongovernmental organization and the City of Cape Town Transport Department. Its purpose was City of Cape Town capacity building using sustainable transportation principles and integration of sustainable transportation approaches into project planning, policy, and implementation. Over the last three years, the Urban Tran:SIT Programme has taught a number of lessons. These are discussed in the article, and include the topics of: political will; capacity building; integrated policy; work description clarity; national focus; bureaucracy; competing priority awareness; and interdepartmental contact. Overall achievements are discussed.

  • Authors:
    • Jennings, Lize
  • Publication Date: 2009


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 50-51
  • Serial:
    • Mobility
    • Volume: 4
    • Publisher: Mobility Media

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01145200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2009 3:26PM