In a new move to provide high-quality, safe, accessible, affordable and environmentally friendly public transport, the City of Johannesburg is conducting a feasibility study on managed lanes in a number of streets in the inner city.
Managed lanes give public transport and pedestrians top priority. Member of the Mayoral Committee for Transport Councillor Christine Walters says as part of the City’s Growth and Development Strategy 2040 (GDS 2040), ease of movement for residents is crucial. This is what, she says, has prompted the development of the Corridors of Freedom, multimillion-rand investments in cycling and pedestrian lanes and the extension of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system.
“The recently ended EcoMobility World Festival gave us a glimpse into the future. That is why the City has to move with urgency to address the acute congestion in our streets as that poses a challenge to economic competitiveness and quality of life.
“The most effective long-term solution is to cut the time commuters spend sitting in traffic by offering improved public transport, reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles and introduce changed land-use planning,” says MMC Walters. The City’s Transport Department, which is overseeing the study, says some of the advantages of managed lanes is higher travel speeds, which reduces time spent on the road; greater access to work and leisure centres; efficient use of resources; on-time performance and reliability and improved air quality and decreased greenhouse gas emissions associated with traffic congestion.
The affected streets are Miriam Makeba, Eloff, Jorissen, De Korte, Lilian Ngoyi, Rahima Moosa, Albertina Sisulu, Commissioner, Mooi and Troye.
As part of the City’s inclusive and transparent governance, a public information session will be held at Metro Centre in Braamfontein on November 19.
A copy of the study and the preliminary drawings of each of the affected streets can be downloaded here. Documents will be available at the Yeoville and Hillbrow public libraries, as well as at the Braamfontein and Bertha Solomons recreational centres and the CJ Cronje Building.
The documents will also be available on the 12th Floor, Technical Coordination Department, at Metro Centre. Residents are invited to comment or object to the proposed managed lanes.
This should be done within 30 days from the date of publication of the notice in newspapers.
Comments and objections can be sent to the Executive Director: Transport PO Box 31923, Braamfontein, 2000, hand-delivered on the 12th Floor, Technical Coordination Department at Metro Centre in or emailed to email@example.com."
Troy and Mooi
Eloff and Mirriam
Typical bus shelter on Eloff
Figure 1.1 study area
Figure 2.13 Traffic count locations
Figure 2.14 Tom Tom street sections
Figure 4.1 Firsts concepts
Figure 4.2 Final concepts Layout
Figure 4.2.1 Final concepts Layout 1
Figure 4.2.2 Final concepts Layout 2
Figure 4.2.2 Final concepts Layout 2
Figure 4.2.4 Final concepts Layout 4
Figure 5.1 On street parking
Figure 6.1 - SATURN Model Study Area
ANNEXURE A - JICTTS Multi Modal CBD Transportation Plan
ANNEXURE B1 - Trader Plan - Trade_L4
ANNEXURE B2 - Consolidated Public Transport & Informal Trading Plan
ANNEXURE B3 - Comparion of Streets
ANNEXURE C – Completed Site Assessment sheets
ANNEXURE E - TomTom Stats
Annexure J - BRT-JMPD Law enforcement Operations plan 01 October 2013 ongoing
P1 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Jorrisen & Bertha
P2 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Jorrisen & Harrison
P3 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - De Korte & Harrison
P4 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - De Korte & Bertha
P5 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Bree & Ntemi Piliso
P6 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Bree & Rissick
P7 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Bree & Eloff
P8 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Bree & Troye
P9 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Bree & Mooi
P10 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Jeppe & Mooi
P11 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Jeppe & Troye
P12 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Jeppe & Eloff
P13 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Jeppe & Rissikf
P14 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Jeppe & Ntemi Piliso
P15 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Market & Ntemi Piliso
P16 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Market & Harrison
P17 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Market & Eloff
P18 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Market & Troye
P19 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Market & Mooi
P20 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Commisioner & Mooi
P21 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Commisioner & Troye
P22 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Commisioner & Eloff
P23 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Commisioner & Harrison
P24 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Commisioner & Ntemi Piliso
P25 - 4W-WD-AM-PM-Class - Ghandi Square
AM Peak Set - Average Speed
AM Peak Set - Travel Time
Base Set - Average Speed
Base Set - Travel Time
PM Peak Set - Average Speed
PM Peak Set - Travel Time
ANNEXURE G - Final Concepts-Albertina S & Commissioner
ANNEXURE G - Final Concepts-Bree & Jeppe
ANNEXURE G - Final Concepts-Eloff
ANNEXURE G - Final Concepts-Harrison & Rissik
ANNEXURE G - Final Concepts-Jorrisen & De Korte
ANNEXURE G - Final Concepts-Ntemi Piliso & Miriam Makeba
ANNEXURE G - Final Concepts-Troye & Mooi
H1 - Minutes of Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Conceptual Designs of Managed Lanes
H2 - APPENDIX A STAKEHOLDER SUBMISSIONS COMMENTS.
H3 - Stakeholder Comment - MBT - JBBSSW
03 AM SATURN RESULTS_2014JHB CBD_BASE
03 Figure Summary Results_BASE_AM&PM
03 PM SATURN RESULTS_2014JHB CBD_BASE
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AM SATURN RESULTS_2014JHB CBD_TRADERS-DELAYS
Comp Base-Traders-Delay AM PEAK
Comp Base-Traders-Delay PM PEAK
Figure Summary Results_TRADERS-DELAYS_AM&PM
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