Are you Cycling, Walking, Driving?
As part of the system emphasis has been placed on public and non-motorised transportation (NMT) which is also referred to as Active Transportation or Human Powered Transportation. Non-motorised transportation includes walking and cycling and other forms of transport that do not use an engine. The RRT Directorate has invested considerable resources towards improving sidewalks, cross walks, paths and bike lanes so that there is harmony and a working balance between non-motorised transportation modes and motorised transport.
Non-motorised transportation will also lead to a significant reduction in pollution, improve air quality and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases which worsen the effects of climate change.
For a full list of signs to look for, Click Here.
Yarona and Road Safety
Bus Rapid Transit System [BRT] is crucial to the success of South Africa’s transport system. Without a good bus service that is accessible, affordable and attractive to a broad range of people across society, local transport simply cannot work. The implementation of the BRT is seen as an economic development project with short, medium and long-term impacts and benefits. The project team wants all users, pedestrians and motorists along the route to be safe.
- Obey the rules of the road.
- If you are a motorist, do not drive in the dedicated lane reserved for buses.
- If you are a pedestrian, only cross at the pedestrian crossing.
- If you are a user, do not try and stop the bus when it’s not at a bus stop. You can only get on or off the buses at bus stops or stations.
Benefits of NMT for the user:
- Timesaving and effortless
- Contribution to the City’s employment
- Improves your health
- Poverty Reduction
- Safer Traffic
- Reduction of Environmental Pollution
- Saves Costs