www.findmyway.mobi will show you the way to public transport in Cape Town – and beyond

South African start-up WhereIsMyTransport has just unveiled a free transport information portal (cell-phone friendly), designed to make the lives of commuting Capetonians (and visitors of course) a lot easier. This social initiative – called FindMyWay – has been designed by WhereIsMyTransport, a software company that to date has provided operational software to transport operators, such […]

In their own words: Why Metrorail won’t permit #bikesonboard –– yet…

Bicycles damage commuters’ clothing, and other reasons… It’s international best practice, an obvious way in which to integrate different modes of transport and promote NMT, and an excellent way in which to telescope distance in our sprawling, low-density cities… But Metrorail – the ‘backbone of public transport’ in Cape Town at least – remains unconvinced. […]

Reducing Poverty in South Africa by Cutting Time in Traffic

By Gail Jennings CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct 2 2012 (IPS) – In South Africa, Bus Rapid Transit systems, which were pioneered to great effect in Latin American countries such as Colombia and Brazil, are being promoted as potentially effective ways of delivering improved public transport services to the urban poor. But experts question whether […]

Dodgy areas along the MyCiTi bike lanes prove to be just that :-(

Right from the start, we discussed this issue with the relevants – the fact that the MyCiTi bike lanes near the Civic Centre were in a seriously dodgy area, and that many of us (particularly women) would feel safer on the road. Sadly, the suggestions were met with the type of reaction we expected (we’ll […]

MyCiTi asks cyclists’ to avoid’ bringing bicycles onboard during peak, but says this does not mean prohibition…

Bicycles may be carried free of charge on MyCiTi Vehicles. As a courtesy to fellow customers, cyclists are however requested to avoid the use of heavily congested MyCiTi Vehicles, and to not bring bicycles onto MyCiTi Vehicles during peak times (06:30 – 09:00 and 15:30 – 18:00, Mon-Fri). Customers transporting bicycles must ensure that the […]