Office of the Premier 2020/10/26 - 22:00
Department of Roads and Transport has launched its Smart Mobility 2030 vision towards growing the province's economy and change mobility patterns within the city region.
The department working together with all spheres of government, will use smart mobility to reduce traffic congestion, increase road safety, improve the environment and make transportation more accessible and affordable.
"Simply put, the plan we are bringing to the people of our province is about making mobility convenient.
"It is the blueprint of all the work we will be doing throughout the term to integrate public transport, build a smart transport infrastructure that leverages on available technology," said MEC for Roads and Transport, Jacob Mamabolo.
The strategy looks at taking advantage of the province's current standing as a gateway to Africa to position it as the freight and logistics hub for the country and the continent. The plan also prioritises rail as the backbone for the Gauteng's transport system.
"As the host of the Smarter Mobility Africa Conference, I am confident that Gauteng is on par with other world cities in prioritising smart mobility," said MEC Mamabolo.
The Smart Mobility 2030 plan is anchored around three strategic focus areas of infrastructure, operations and institutions.
"These focus areas are underpinned by technology and green transport, which includes non-motorised transport.
"We should improve capacity, firstly to move freight back to rail and secondly to use technology to manage the movement of trucks to the ports and back.
"The plan also highlights the need to build strong institutions that will support its implementation over the next 10 years," said Mamabolo.
Other the key projects to be implemented include the following:
- Expanding the Road Network to connect new nodes and to improve efficiencies in the movement of people and goods;
- Mapping and Digitising All Minibus Taxi Routes in the Province, digitize and create a hierarchy of existing formal and informal mini-bus taxi intermodal facilities in the Province;
- Assessing the existing infrastructure and develop typical standard architecture and layouts for Minibus Taxi Facilities that will be used to develop these facilities throughout the Province; and
- Expedite the expansion of the Gauteng Rapid rail link to ease congestion and to provide a safe, efficient and rapid public transport service.
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