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There are over three million people in Cape Town, many of whom depend on public transport. The spatial layout of the city creates challenges, with low-density development that requires many people to travel long distances to work or school. This has been made worse by our history, which saw poor communities moved to the edges of the city.
With the Table Mountain range in the centre and the city bounded by two oceans, there is no space for building more major roads. Congestion is worsening year by year, so the City is encouraging a shift to public transport.
Currently, most people travel by train, bus or minibus taxi, but Cape Town lacks the safe, affordable, reliable and integrated public transport system that a city of this size and level of development requires.
The new National Land Transport Act allows cities to take on much more responsibility for public transport – everything from planning and co-ordinating the various modes, to licensing and regulating and administering funds for capital projects and public transport subsidies.
This will be done in terms of the City’s Integrated Transport Plan, which is regularly reviewed taking into account the input of residents and other groups, such as business and industry. The aim is to have a single, integrated public transport system with all modes working together efficiently to give people a quality experience.
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